Colorado Elder Abuse Mandatory Reporting Law
Effective July 1, 2014, the law requires specific professionals and individuals to report to law enforcement instances of suspected abuse (physical and sexual), caretaker neglect, and exploitation of at-risk elders age 70 and older. The law addresses the need to improve accountability and funding for investigations and protective services so that the right services will be available at the right time to help ensure at-risk elders safety and well-being. This site identifies professionals and others who are defined as Mandatory Reporters. The website also includes an instructional Power Point about the new law.