Mandatory Reporting Signed into Law!

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  • On Thursday,  May 16, 2013, Governor Hickenlooper  signed  SB 13-111 – Concerning Abuse of At-Risk Adults and Making an Appropriation, into law. The bill was sponsored by Sen. Evie Hudak and Reps. Sue Schafer and Amy Stephens. Ann Toll attended the ceremonies, as did Charles Carter who has been working on getting this passed for 17 years.  The bill establishes a new class of protection by Adult Protective Services for “at-risk elders.” It also requires mandatory reporters to report suspected abuse of at-risk elders within 24 hours of discovering the abuse.