Elder Abuse and Neglect

 

Who Must Report?

 

Dentist

Doctor

Mental Health

Nurse

Social Worker

Standard for Reporting?

Alabama

Ala. Code § 38-9-8 (2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to believe

Alaska

Alaska Stat. § 47.24.010 (Michie 2000)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to believe

Arizona

Ariz. Rev. Stat. § 46-454 (2000)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable basis to believe

Arkansas

Ark. Code Ann. § 5-28-203 (Michie 1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Observation or reasonable cause to suspect

California

Cal. [Welf. & Inst.] Code § 15630 (West 2000)

N

Y

Y

Y

Y

Observation or knowledge of or reasonably suspects

Connecticut

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 17b-451 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to suspect or believe

Delaware

Del. Code Ann. tit. 31, § 3910 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to believe

District of Columbia

D.C. Code Ann. § 6-2503 (1999)

Y

Y

N

Y

Y

Substantial cause to believe

Florida

Fla. Stat. ch. 415.1034 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge of or reasonable cause to suspect

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. § 30-5-4 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Reasonable cause to believe

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 346-224 (1999)

Y

Y

Y

Y

Y

Knowledge or reason to believe



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