3.3 Key Takeaways – Elderly Male – Mandated Reporting

Key Takeaways – Mandated Reporting

  • Contact adult protective service in the county in which the patient.
  • Some patients maybe reluctant to seek care or disclose personal information because reporting of family members or caregivers may affect living and care arrangements.
  • Mandatory reporting to adult protective services should be completed after the patient is informed about the requirement to report to adult protective services or law enforcement.
  • Document within the medical record the mandatory report that was completed.
AMA Code of Ethics
US Department of Justice (2019)