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Jul 01

New System for Reporting Elder Abuse


   Beginning July 1st, 2017 the Executive Office of Elder Affairs has centralized the Elder Protective Services abuse reporting system (elder abuse hotline) to a single phone number.

The 24/7 single phone number simplies the process for elder abuse reporting.

All calls (day or night, 7 days a week) should now go directly to the Massachusetts-based call center at 1-800-922-2275, regardless of the location of the reporter or the elder.
 
While the initial report intake is centralized, all reports will continue to be referred to and handled by local Protective Services Agencies for screening, investigation, and service planning.
 
To report suspected elder abuse, please call the statewide 24-hour hotline at 1-800-922-2275.
 
The Following individuals are mandated by law to report elder abuse:

 

Physicians
Physician assistants
Nurses
Medical interns
Coroners
Dentists
Podiatrists
Osteopaths
Social workers
Occupational therapists
Physical therapists
Psychologists
Family counselors
Police
Probation officers
EMTs
Firefighters
Director of a home health aide agency
Director of a homemaker agency
Director of an assisted living residence
Case managers
Health aides
Homemakers
Director of a Council on Aging
Council on Aging outreach workers

 

 

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