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“Quality Assurance” (QA) conducts reviews, investigations and quality assurance reporting for services, programs and providers administered or certified by Senior and Disabilities Services. This unit is managed by the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, which is in the Department of Health and Social Services, which is in the Executive Branch of the State of Alaska.

“Assisted Living Home Licensing” (ALL) licenses, inspects and monitors assisted living homes in the State of Alaska. This unit is managed by the Division of Health Care Services, which is in the Department of Health and Social Services, which is in the Executive Branch of the State of Alaska.

“Adult Protective Services” (APS) helps to prevent or stop harm from occurring to vulnerable adults in the State of Alaska. This unit is managed by the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services, which is in the Department of Health and Social Services, which is in the Executive Branch of the State of Alaska.

If the report involves an additional agency with jurisdiction it will be routed there as well (OCS, HFCL, etc.)

 

Central Intake Unit


What is Central Intake?

Two of the Departments of Health and Social Services Divisions have combined efforts to jointly process intakes more effectively as one virtual Intake unit. These units consist of Assisted Living Home Licensing, a unit of Division of Health Care Services; Adult Protective Services and Quality Assurance units from the Division of Senior and Disabilities Services.

What is an Alaska Centralized Report?

“Alaska Centralized Report” means a faster and easier way to report information to Adult Protective Services (APS), Senior and Disabilities Services Quality Assurance (QA) and Assisted Living Home Licensing (ALL) simultaneously. This reporting site replaces the old Report of Harm to APS, Critical Incident Report to QA, complaints made to QA, complaints made to ALL and the Incident Complaint Report Form to ALL.

Mandated Reporters

    • Have a duty to report under the law and must make a report to Central Intake within 24 hours of knowledge or belief that a vulnerable adult has or is being maltreated.
    • Telling your supervisor or agency does not meet this requirement.
    • Failing to report is a misdemeanor. You can lose your license to work in your field if you do not report.
    • If you want to know if you or your staff/agency are mandated reporters please visit Adult Protective Services’ (APS) web site at http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/aps/default.aspx

Why Report?

    • Only 1 in 5 cases of abuse, neglect and exploitation are reported nationally.
    • Many people we serve are isolated.
    • Many people we serve are hopeless, lost or in despair.
    • Many people we serve feel like they have no way out.
    • You can help them find their voice.
    • You can advocate for justice.
    • You can help offer choices for change.
    • We can’t do it without you.
    • Call us or fill out the form.
    • And for some of us it’s the LAW.

Make the report

You make one report and it is processed for all three agencies. Only one form:

Contact Us
Call 907-269-3666 (Anchorage number)
Call 1-800-478-9996 (toll-free in state)
Fax 907-269-3648

Walk-in or Mail your report to:
Senior and Disabilities Services Central Intake
550 w 8th Ave
Anchorage, AK 99501

Online Alaska Centralized Report
http://dhss.alaska.gov/dsds/Pages/CentralizedReporting.aspx


Senior and Disabilities Services: Our mission is to promote health, well-being and safety for individuals with disabilities, seniors and vulnerable adults by facilitating access to quality services and supports that foster independence, personal choice and dignity.