Cross Program Involvement

The adults’ journey through the health care system will take them through many different programs and services and will involve many different health care providers.

  • Transitions are high risk times for adults who are unable to seek support and assistance as the DR who conducted the investigation will be transferring the details to another program.
  • Ensure thorough communication with the DR or DRC who will be receiving the case when transferring to another program area.
  • Determine who will take lead responsibility for investigation and follow-up.
  • Provide full documentation to the new Designated Responder, especially if there is information in a paper file that can’t easily be accessed from the new location.
  • Do not “hand off” an investigation until another Designated Responder has taken responsibility.
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