Adult Protective and Community Services Branch
The Adult Protective and Community Services Branch (APCSB) provides protective services for vulnerable adults and home and community-based services to prevent premature institutionalization of clients.
Adult Protective Services (APS) is a mandated service of APCSB that provides crisis intervention, without regard to income, including investigation and emergency services for vulnerable adults who are reported to be abused, neglected or financially exploited by others or seriously endangered due to self-neglect. A vulnerable adult is a person eighteen years of age or older, who because of mental, developmental, or physical impairment, is unable to: communicate or make responsible decisions to manage the person’s own care or resources; carry out or arrange for essential activities of daily living; or protect oneself from abuse.
Highlights of the Adult Protective Services (APS) Law State law (HRS Chapter 346, Part X) requires certain professionals to report vulnerable adult abuse; all others are encouraged to report. The reporter may remain anonymous and is immune from liability for making the report. To make a report call:
Oahu: (808) 832-5115
Kauai: (808) 241-3337
Maui/Molokai/Lanai: (808) 243-5151
East Hawaii (Hilo/Hamakua/Puna): (808) 933-8820
West Hawaii (Kau/Kona/Kohala/Kamuela): (808) 327-6280
Report Form for Adult Abuse and Neglect
Adult Services Application Forms
Nurse Aide Training and Re-certificationThe Department, as the Medicaid Agency, is the agency within the State that establishes the curriculum requirements for State certification of Nurse Aide Training Programs (NATPs) and determines the contents of the Competency Evaluation programs. The Medicaid Agency determines whether a NATP qualifies to be a State-certified NATP. Call 808-586-7752 for information.
Competency Evaluations are included in certified NATPs. These programs are then referred to as Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Programs (NATCEPs). Please visit www.med-quest.us/certprograms/certification.html for NATCEP curriculum requirements and instructions and format for the submission of the written NATCEP curriculum.
For a Competency Evaluation and Registered Nurse (RN) Evaluator application, click the links below: