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1 Training and Responsibilities Training and Responsibilities Danielle’s Law

2 Anyone who works with individuals with developmental disabilities or traumatic brain injury must call 911 in life-threatening emergencies.

3 Danielle’s Law Penalties Health Care Professionals may lose their licenses Staff may lose their jobs or pay a large monetary fine if they fail to call 911

4 Definition of a Life-threatening Emergency An occurrence or threat of a potentially fatal injury Impairment to a bodily function Dysfunction of a bodily organ or part

5 Call 911 for life-threatening emergencies Employee/Provider Responsibilities File an incident report according to Department and Division procedures Maintain a record of all 911 calls

6 Ensures training is provided to service providers Department of Human Services Responsibilities Maintains records of provider calls to 911 Reviews potential violations of Danielle’s Law

7 Maintains records of all violations Department of Human Services Responsibilities (continued) Reviews violation records when licenses and contracts are issued or renewed

8 Civil Penalties to Individual Violators of Danielle’s Law First offense: $5,000.00 Second offense: $10,000.00 Third and each subsequent offense: $25,000.00

9 Check – for a life-threatening situation How to Respond to Life-threatening Events Call – 911 Care – follow the directions of Emergency Responders

10 Call 911 for Life-threatening Emergencies Medical Life-threatening Conditions Unsafe Situations

11 Call 911 in Unsafe Situations as Indicated in Red Cross Training Fire or explosion Natural gas odor in the building Possible poisonous agents Downed electrical wires Terrorist type threats or acts, such as bomb threat, bio-toxic agents

12 Danielle’s Law Penalties No Call to 911 = VIOLATION Delayed Call to 911 = VIOLATION

13 Danielle’s Law When In Doubt Call 911

14 DDD Regional Offices Southern Region Burlington, Camden, Atlantic, Salem, Cape May, Gloucester, and Cumberland Counties (856) 770-5900 (Voorhees Office) (609) 476-5200(Mays Landing Office) Upper Central Region Essex, Somerset, and Union Counties (908) 266-7800 Lower Central Region Mercer, Middlesex, Ocean, Hunterdon and Monmouth Counties (609) 292-1922 (Trenton Office) (732)863-4500 (Freehold Office) Northern Region Bergen, Hudson, Passaic, Sussex, Morris, and Warren Counties (973) 927-2600 (Flanders Office) (973) 977-4004 (Paterson Office)


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