A new state law that takes effect on Jan. 1 allows California counties to offer a confidential internet system for reporting instances of elder abuse.
“This bill provides an important tool to ensure the safety of our seniors,” said Nick Macchione, director of the County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency. “By providing our mandated reporters, such as law enforcement and financial institutions, the ability to submit prompt and complete reports online, SB 718 will enable our staff to quickly address situations that put our most vulnerable residents in danger.”
The secure internet system would require that mandated reporters provide the same information as required in writing or over the phone. This service would be made available at no additional cost to the State of California.
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