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Las Vegas, NV 89101
Phone: (702) 383 – 5088
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(Image from a youtube video – “An Age for Justice: Confronting Elderly Abuse in America” by Witness)
Part one of this blog can be found on our main website.
If a person knows that an elderly person is being abused or exploited, he or she is required to submit a report to the local authorities. A report must be submitted to the following agencies, within 24 hours after the person found out about the incident.
- Police department
- Sheriff’s office
- Department of Health and Human Services
- County’s office for protective services
The person listed below are “mandated” by the law to report incidents of domestic violence and abuse of elderly persons.
- People who work in a medical field such as physicians, dentists, optometrists, nurses, psychiatrist, psychologists, drug abuse counselors, athletic trainers, medical technicians, clinical social workers and more.
- All hospital personnel or similar institutions
- All the employees of the Department of Health and Services
- All employees of a law enforcement agency or a county’s office for protective services or an adult or juvenile probation officer
- All employees of a facility that provides care for the elderly
- Social workers
- Any person who is employed by the funeral homes or mortuary
- Employees or volunteers of an agency that provides counseling regarding abuse, neglect, isolation and exploitation of an elderly.
If a person knows that an elderly person died because of domestic violence, he should report the case to a certified coroner or medical examiner. The coroner or medical examiner would submit a report to the local law enforcement agency, prosecutor’s office, and to the Department of Health and Services for investigation.
- Any person who failed to submit a report for the abuse or exploitation of an elderly within 24 hours will be charged with a misdemeanor. This is punishable by imprisonment of up to 6 months, or a fine of up to $1,000, or both. Community service can also be required in lieu of the jail time.
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