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Colorado Nurses Mandatory Reporting Reminder

Is your profession required to report child and elder abuse? A review of the rules for Colorado.


Nurses did you know you are a mandatory reporter? Under Colorado law, more than 40 professions are required to report suspected child abuse and elder abuse. These professions include many regulated through the Division of Professions and Occupations (DPO) at DORA, such as:
  • Physicians (including physician assistants and physicians in training);
  • Podiatrists;
  • Dentists and dental hygienists;
  • Chiropractors;
  • Nurses (including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nurse practitioners);
  • Nursing home administrators;
  • Occupational therapists;
  • Optometrists;
  • Physical therapists;
  • Pharmacists;
  • Veterinarians;
  • Mental health professionals (including psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, registered psychotherapists and all candidates for licensure);

For questions regarding mandatory reporting of at-risk elders and at-risk adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, please contact the Office of Community Access and Independence’s Division of Aging and Adult Services at cdhs_aps_questions@state.co.us.

Online trainings help mandatory reporters recognize and report abuse, neglect and exploitation.

Reference: https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/dora/Nursing_News#MandatoryReporting





Pedagogy offers an Elder Abuse Prevention and Reporting online continuing nurse education course,

This Resident Abuse Prevention and Reporting course will provide participants with a review of the basic protective and safety considerations that help protect elders from complications related to abuse and neglect. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing personnel within the settings of assisted living, home care, and long-term care. Within this course, the participant will review how to prevent elder abuse, the process of reporting actual or suspected elder abuse, Federal and State regulations that govern elder abuse prevention and reporting, common problems of the elderly or ill that may put them at an increased risk for abuse from family and/or healthcare providers, potential consequences and complications of elder abuse, legal ramifications of elder abuse, improving communication to prevent and report elder abuse, and completing incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.


Pedagogy also offers this course as an online inservice for certified nurse aides and home health aides, you may choose from our online presentation, or our traditional inservice format that provides all you need to present the education to your staff.

The traditional in-service format is designed to provide home health care providers, assisted living facilities, and skilled and long term care facilities all that is needed to deliver informative in-services to your certified nurse aides and staff. With our new unique design of in-service presentations you can take advantage of traditional in-person presentation methods and add modern teaching techniques of a visual presentation, interactive review questions and video presentations. Use our online course display to make your presentation visual, informative, fun, and interactive, incorporating all aspects of adult learning techniques.  With the use of a projector, screen, smart TV, or laptop our online in-services and interactive features, such as review questions and video teaching segments, are easily presented to the audience.


Our traditional format provides you with complete printable course curriculum handouts, final test/exam handout, final exam key for the presenter, sign in sheets to track attendance, printable certificates of completion, as well as printable skill competency checklists to verify competence in all skills related to the in-service.


This Resident Abuse Prevention and Reporting course will provide participants with a review of the basic protective and safety considerations that help protect elders from complications related to abuse and neglect. This comprehensive review can be utilized for nursing assistive personnel within the settings of assisted living, home care, and long-term care. Within this course, the participant will review how to prevent elder abuse, the process of reporting actual or suspected elder abuse, Federal and State regulations that govern elder abuse prevention and reporting, common problems of the elderly or ill that may put them at an increased risk for abuse from family and/or healthcare providers, potential consequences and complications of elder abuse, legal ramifications of elder abuse, improving communication to prevent and report elder abuse, and completing incident reporting in a timely and thorough manner.



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