Ca mandating requirements for dependent adults
When the abuse results in death or great bodily harm to the elder, the penalties for failing to report are a sentence of up to one year in county jail, a ,000 fine, or both.
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Summary information regarding the three categories of mandated reports is provided below. Includes all people between ages 18 and 64 who have been admitted as an inpatient to a 24 hour health care facility. A mandated reporter who knows of or reasonably suspects abuse or neglect must comply with the reporting process described below.
Some schools and departments may offer additional assistance related to abuse reporting. Note that in addition to the process below, a health care provider treating a child who may have been sexually assaulted must also attempt to contact the child’s parent or guardian, unless the provider reasonably believes that the child’s parent or guardian committed the sexual assault.
Any employees whose positions are designated by the state as mandated reporters must understand what they are required to report, when it must be reported, and to whom. Person between ages 18 and 64 with a physical or mental limitation that restricts his or her ability to carry out normal activities or protect his or her rights. The following general categories of employees, described in more detail in Appendix A, are mandated reporters for abuse and neglect of a child: Mutual fights between children, or injuries caused by reasonable and necessary force used by a peace officer acting within the scope of his or her duties, do not need to be reported.
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July 1, 2015 California law designates USC employees with certain positions as “mandated reporters” (defined below and in Appendix A).
In accordance with USC policy, all USC employees, regardless of “mandated reporter” status, are required to report any known or suspected abuse or neglect relating to children. Any health practitioner providing services in a health facility, clinic or physician’s office who knows or reasonably suspects that a patient to whom the practitioner is providing services is the victim of assaultive or abusive conduct or a firearm injury.
See USC’s Protecting Minors policy for more information. All physical injuries known or reasonably suspected to have resulted from the following general categories of conduct must be reported: The USC hospitals and the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry have additional procedures related to the same categories of mandated reporting.
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