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Abuse Education Review Panel Application Process


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Application Process

There are two (2) types of approvals:

  1. A provider chooses to use a curriculum developed by another provider who has already received approval of the curriculum.

    (The system appears complicated, but it is necessary since some curricula are copyrighted and require permission to use). The applicant is required to submit one (1) copy of the Application for Use of Already-Approved Curriculum application form to the provider whose curriculum they want to use. Once the original provider signs the application form indicating their approval to use the curriculum and attaches a letter on their letterhead, the original provider sends the application form and letter to the Abuse Education Review Panel for approval. The panel reviews the application and if approved, issues an approval number to the applicant. If the application is not approved, the panel will notify the applicant of the reasons for denial of approval. See the link below for the application form.

    Example

    • ABC Hospital developed a curriculum covering all of the required components, submitted it to the Iowa Department of Public Health Abuse Education Review Panel, and was assigned an approval number (#10).
    • XYZ Hospital wants to use the same curriculum that ABC Hospital is using.
    • XYZ Hospital fills out the Application for Use of Already-Approved Curriculum. The top portion of the form asks for information about XYZ Hospital as the applicant. The bottom of the form asks for information about the ABC Hospital curriculum #10.
    • XYZ Hospital sends the application form to ABC Hospital for permission to use curriculum #10.
    • ABC Hospital signs the form, attaches a letter of approval on their letterhead, and sends the signed form and letter to the Iowa Department of Public Health Abuse Education Review Panel.
    • The panel approves the application and assigns an approval number (#72) to XYZ Hospital. (XYZ Hospital receives approval to use the same curriculum as ABC Hospital, but cannot use the approval #10 because that number is assigned to ABC Hospital).
  2. A corporation, consortium, management company, etc. chooses to have all providers under their umbrella use the same approval number.

    Instead of each provider applying for a separate approval number, in some cases, a corporation, consortium, management company, etc. can apply for one approval number to be used by all providers within that group who use the same curriculum. The corporation, consortium, management company, etc. follows the procedures outlined above to use a curriculum developed by another provider who has already received approval of the curriculum. The corporation, consortium, management company, etc. receives a letter with an approval number and an approval date to be used by all providers within that group. The providers are listed as corporate links in the Iowa Department of Public Health Abuse Education Review Panel database.

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