Thursday, March 6, 2014

Mandatory Reporting 101

Reporting Elder Abuse will be mandated by law
 July 1, 2014.


Mesa County, Co. – As of July 1st o f this year, reporting elder abuse will be mandated by Colorado State Law. Senate Bill SB13-111 was passed last year and will be implemented statewide by July 1, 2014. Before July Coloradoans will need to know who is a mandatory reporter and how to report suspected abuse. Mesa County Department of Human Services is offering this training on mandatory reporting of at-risk elder abuse, neglect and exploitation. The training will answer questions about the new law and provide information on the following:

·       What is mandatory reporting?
·       Who is required to report?
·       What situations must be reported and to whom?
·       How to make a report to Adult Protection Services (APS) and Law Enforcement?

This training will be provided at no cost to organizations such as- Medical personnel, long term care facility personnel, mental health professionals, social workers, law enforcement personnel, court appointed guardians and conservators, fire protection personnel, pharmacists, dentists, bank personnel, home health providers and affiliated parties, emergency medical service providers, physical therapists, clergy and chiropractors...the list goes on……

Help us pull back the curtain on elder abuse!
PLEASE CONTACT WESTERN CO 211 TO SCHEDULE A TRAINING. CALL 211 FROM A LANDLINE OR 9702448400 VIA CELL PHONE.
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Candace McGuire Adult Protection/Adult Services Supervisor, Mesa County DHS-at 248-2802 will be the available for interviews on all facets of this training and new law. 

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