Mandatory Reporting Of Elder Abuse Taking Effect

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is speaking about a law taking effect July 1 that seeks to increase reporting of elder abuse.

The legislation that was passed last year classifies any person who is 70 or older as an “at-risk” elder, and requires certain health professionals and social workers to report suspected abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation.

Failure to report abuse will be a misdemeanor.

The governor will talk about the new law Friday afternoon.

Forty-seven other states have similar laws.

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