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Attorney General Bonta Issues New Guidance To Protect Elder and Dependent Adults from Abuse

California Attorney General Rob Bonta released new guidance on the role and responsibilities of mandated reporters in safeguarding elders and dependent adults. In California, any person who is involved in the care of elder or dependent adults is a mandated reporter, including employees of long-term care facilities, health practitioners, and law enforcement professionals. The California Department of Justice (DOJ) has launched a newly revised curriculum and resources to train mandated reporters on identifying and reporting abuse and neglect of those under their care. The curriculum also provides tips and information on reporting instances of suspected or known abuse. To file a report, contact the Attorney General’s Division of Medi-Cal Fraud & Elder Abuse at (800) 722-0432 or online: https://oag.ca.gov/dmfea/reporting