Colorado Bill Requiring Reporting of Elder Abuse Progresses

A bill that would mandate elder abuse reporting in Colorado is finally on its way to becoming law.

Senate Bill 111 requires individuals in certain professional fields to report known or suspected cases of abuse involving people age 70 or older.

The bill passed the House May 1 on a 56-8 vote, after it had previously breezed through the Senate.

Rep. Sue Schafer, D-Wheat Ridge, a House sponsor of the bill, said the legislation is “over 20 years” in the making.

“It’s failed several times, but we’ve finally got it right,” Schafer said during a recent House debate.

“This demographic is as important to protect as it is with child abuse.”

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Bill Requires Reporting of Elder Abuse

2 Responses to “Colorado Bill Requiring Reporting of Elder Abuse Progresses”

  1. Thelma Says:

    What about court personnel, to report the feeding-frenzied fiduciaries who bill an estate to death?

  2. Betty Says:

    I think madatory reporting is important.

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