Some professionals legally required to report any suspicion of abuse to APS or local law enforcement.
Mandated reporters are defined by the Welfare and Institutions Codes as: "Any person who has assumed full or intermittent responsibility for care or custody of an elder or dependent adult, whether or not that person receives compensation, including administrators, supervisors, and any licensed staff of a public or a private facility that provides care or services for elder or dependent adults, or any elder or dependent adult care custodian, health practitioner… or local law enforcement agency is a mandated reporter."
After calling APS or law enforcement, reporters must submit an online form: the SOC 341 (Suspected Abuse) or the 342 (Suspected financial abuse), then print and fax the form to (707) 565-5969.
Mandated reporters include all financial institution officers and employees. They must report suspected elder financial abuse by calling APS or local law enforcement agencies, then submitting a 342 form.