Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Colorado is currently one of only four states without a mandatory reporting law for elder abuse. Charles Carter, an eighty-two year old advocate for the elderly, is pushing for Colorado to pass a law that would require social workers, physicians, and others to report suspected abuse of at-risk adults. Over the last thirteen years, Carter has presented multiple mandatory-reporting bills to legislative committees, but the committees have always killed the bills. In 2005, one bill made it to Governor Bill Owen’s Desk, but the bill was vetoed.
See Sara Burnett, Colorado Advocates Push Mandatory Reporting Law for Elder Abuse, Oct. 24, 2011.
Special thanks to Jim Hillhouse (WealthCounsel) for bringing this article to my attention.