Thursday, July 7, 2016

Mandatory Reporting 101-

As of July 1st o f this year, reporting adults with development disabilities who are being abused will be mandated by Colorado State Law. Senate Bill 15-109 was passed last year and is being implemented statewide. Coloradans will need to know who is a mandatory reporter and how to report suspected abuse. Mesa County Department of Human Services Adult Protection Department is offering this training on mandatory reporting of abuse, neglect and exploitation on developmentally disabled adults.  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……

PLEASE CONTACT ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES TO SCHEDULE TRAINING. CALL 248-2888, OPTION 2 AND REQUEST TO SPEAK WITH KIRSTEN BARNARD TO SCHEDULE.


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