Mandated reporters in Colorado

Mandated reporters of suspected child neglect or abuse :

Colorado Revised Statute 19-3-304 requires  many specific professionals and others to report suspected child abuse or neglect .

Persons mandated to report child neglect or abuse include: ( see statutes for specifics and other relevant information)

  • Physician or surgeon, including a physician in training
  • Child health associate
  • Medical examiner or coroner
  • Dentist
  • Osteopath
  • Optometrist
  • Chiropractor
  • Podiatrist
  • Registered nurse or licensed practical nurse
  • Hospital personnel engaged in the admission, care, or treatment of patients
  • Christian science practitioner
  • Public or private school official or employee
  • Social worker or worker in any facility or agency that is licensed or certified pursuant to part 1 of article 6 of title 26, C.R.S.
  • Mental health professional
  • Dental hygienist
  • Psychologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Veterinarian
  • Peace officer as described in section 16-2.5-101, C.R.S
  • Pharmacist
  • Commercial film and photographic print processor
  • Firefighter as defined in section 18-3-201 (1), C.R.S
  • Victim’s advocate, as defined in section 13-90-107 (1) (k) (II), C.R.S
  • Licensed professional counselors
  • Licensed marriage and family therapists
  • Unlicensed psychotherapists
  • Clergy member ( see statute for additional information)
  • Registered dietitian ( see statute for additional information)
  • Worker in the state department of human services
  • Juvenile parole and probation officers
  • Child and family investigators, as described in section 14-10-116.5, C.R.S
  • Officers and agents of the state bureau of animal protection, and animal control officers
  • The child protection ombudsman as created in article 3.3 of this title

 

Mandated reporters of suspected animal cruelty:

Veterinarians

Colorado Revised Statute 12-64-121  requires Veterinarians to report animal neglect and/or cruelty and animal fighting as defined by C.R.S. 18-9-202.

 

Mandated reporters of suspected abuse or exploitation of at-risk elders (Starting July 1, 2014):

Colorado Revised Statute 18-6.5-108 requires  many specific professionals and others to report suspected abuse or exploitation of at-risk elders.

Persons mandated to report include: (see statutes for specifics and other relevant information)

  • Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Physicians’ Assistants
  • Osteopaths
  • Physicians in training
  • Podiatrists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Medical Examiners
  • Coroners
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Emergency medical service providers
  • Hospital and long-term care facility personnel engaged in the admission, care, or treatment of patients
  • Chiropractors
  • Psychologists and other mental health professionals
  • Social Work practitioners
  • Clergy members
  • Dentists
  • Law enforcement officials and personnel
  • Court-appointed guardians and conservators
  • Fire Protection personnel
  • Pharmacists
  • Community-centered board staff
  • Personnel of banks, savings and loan associates, credit unions, and other lending or financial institutions
  • Caretaker, staff member, employee of, or a consultant for, a home care place agency

 

 


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