(1) (a) A professional shall report to a law enforcement officer his or her belief that the death of a victim with whom he or she has had a professional interaction is related to domestic violence and abuse or dating violence and abuse.
(b) Following a report to a local law enforcement officer, the local law enforcement officer shall indicate a report was made by a professional on the JC-3 or equivalent form.

Terms Used In Kentucky Statutes 209A.110

  • Cabinet: means the Cabinet for Health and Family Services. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020
  • Domestic: when applied to a corporation, partnership, business trust, or limited liability company, means all those incorporated or formed by authority of this state. See Kentucky Statutes 446.010
  • Law enforcement officer: means a member of a lawfully organized police unit or police force of county, city, or metropolitan government who is responsible for the detection of crime and the enforcement of the general criminal laws of the state, as well as a sheriff, sworn deputy sheriff, campus police officer, law enforcement support personnel, public airport authority security officer, other public and federal peace officer responsible for law enforcement, special local peace officer appointed pursuant to KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020
  • Professional: means a physician, osteopathic physician, coroner, medical examiner, medical resident, medical intern, chiropractor, nurse, dentist, optometrist, emergency medical technician, paramedic, licensed mental health professional, therapist, cabinet employee, child-care personnel, teacher, school personnel, ordained minister or the denominational equivalent, victim advocate, or any organization or agency employing any of these professionals. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020
  • Victim: means an individual who is or has been abused by a spouse or former spouse or an intimate partner who meets the definition of a member of an unmarried couple as defined in KRS §. See Kentucky Statutes 209A.020

(2) Nothing in this chapter shall relieve a professional of the duty pursuant to KRS
620.030 to report any known or suspected abuse, neglect, or dependency of a child. (3) Nothing in this chapter shall relieve a professional of the duty pursuant to KRS
209.030 to report to the cabinet any known or suspected abuse, neglect, or
exploitation of a person eighteen (18) years of age or older who because of mental or physical dysfunction is unable to manage his or her own resources, carry out the activity of daily living, or protect himself or herself from neglect, exploitation, or a hazardous or abusive situation without assistance from others.
Effective: July 14, 2022
History: Amended 2022 Ky. Acts ch. 224, sec. 3, effective July 14, 2022. — Created
2017 Ky. Acts ch. 191, sec. 6, effective June 29, 2017.