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Oregon’s HB2205 to Expland the List of Mandatory Elder Abuse Reporters

June 3, 2013

The Oregon House is scheduled to give final approval this morning to legislation expanding the list of people who must report incidents of elder abuse to authorities.

House Bill 2205 adds lawmakers, attorneys, dentists, optometrists and chiropractors to the list of mandatory reporters. The duty would apply around the clock, and not just when the person is working in his or her professional capacity. Lawyers and clergy would not have to report abuse if the information was learned through privileged communications.

Source:
Reporting Elder Abuse, Smoking With Kids in Cars, Family Leave: Oregon Legislature Today

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Read About HB2205

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