Mandated Reporter

Your Legal Duty - Reporting Elder and Dependent Adult Abuse

California’s elder and dependent adults have the right to receive quality care and be treated with dignity. Too often while residing in nursing homes and other care facilities, out of the sight of the general public, they are the victim of neglect and abuse by those trusted with their care. You can be part of the solution or part of the problem. If you see abuse, report! As a mandated reporter, it’s your legal duty.

This video and written curriculum are designed for mandated reporters under section 15630 of the California Welfare and Institutions Code.

Who is a mandated reporter?

All Staff in every:

  • Long-term health care facility;
  • Community care facility;
  • Residential facility for the elderly;
  • Hospital; and
  • Everyone who counsels or cares for, or handles finances for California’s elderly and dependent adult.



Training Materials:

Download a text version of the Your Legal Duty Curriculum, pdf

The reporting requirements have changed and our office is working on a new curriculum along with a revised video. Please use the document entitled “Mandated Reporter Flow Chart," which describes the newly revised requirements, to supplement the curriculum and video.

While most health care providers in the state's Medi-Cal program are committed to giving the finest and most appropriate treatment to their patients, some unfortunately place profit and greed above patient care and the law.