Caregiver Neglect Laws
Financial Exploitation Laws
Physical Abuse Laws
Sexual Abuse/Assault Laws
State Mandated Reporting
District of Columbia
Who has to report?
A conservator, court-appointed mental retardation advocate, guardian, healthcare administrator, licensed health professional, police officer, humane officer of any agency charged with the enforcement of animal cruelty laws, bank manager, financial manager, or social worker.
EXCLUSIONS: A social worker or licensed health professional who has as a client or patient, or is employed by a lawyer representing, a third person who is allegedly responsible for the abuse or neglect.
Any person may voluntarily report an alleged case of abuse.
When to report?
Anyone required by statute to report that, as a result of his or her appointment, employment, or practice substantial cause to believe that an adult is in need of protective services because of abuse, neglect, or exploitation by another.
How to report?
Reports, either oral or written, shall be made to the District of Columbia Department of Human Services.
District of Columbia Adult Protective Services Hotline: 202-541-3950