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Massachusetts Mandatory Reporting Requirements Regarding Elderly/Disabled

Who Must Report?

Elderly: Any of the following, when acting in his or her professional capacity:

  • physician;

  • physician assistant;

  • medical intern;

  • dentist;

  • nurse;

  • family counselor;

  • probation officer;

  • social worker;

  • policeman;

  • firefighter;

  • emergency medical technician;

  • licensed psychologist;

  • coroner;

  • registered physical therapist;

  • registered occupational therapist;

  • osteopath;

  • podiatrist;

  • director of a council on aging;

  • outreach worker employed by a council on aging;

  • executive director of a licensed home health agency; or

  • executive director of a homemaker service agency or manager

of an assisted living residence.

Disabled: Any of the following, when acting in his or her professional capacity:

  • Physician, medical intern, hospital personnel engaged in the examination, care or treatment of persons, medical examiner, dentist, psychologist, nurse, chiropractor, podiatrist, osteopath;

  • Public or private school teacher, educational administrator, guidance or family counselor, day care worker;

  • Probation officer, social worker, foster parent, police officer or person employed by a state agency within the executive office of health and human services*, or employed by a private agency providing services to disabled persons.

Information compiled by RAINN and last updated December 2009. For more information, visit rainn.org. RAINN 2009.

  • 2009. For reprint permission, please contact RAINN at info@rainn.org. Last updated: December 2009.

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