To explain your responsibilities as a mandated reporter under Maine's Adult Protective Services
Maine law requires that if any of the following individuals suspects that
an adult has been abused, neglected or exploited, and there is reasonable cause to suspect
that the adult is incapacitated or dependent, then that individual shall immediately make a
report to the Department.
Individuals who are mandated to report while acting in a professional capacity:
||Mental Professional Occupational
|Animal Control Officer
|Certified Nursing Assistant
||Physician (M.D. and D.O.)
|Emergency Medical Technician
|Emergency Room Personnel
||Law Enforcement Official
|| Social Worker
|Licensed Practical Nurse
|| Unlicensed Assistive Personnel
|| (includes Personal Care
*A clergy member acquiring the information as a result of clerical professional
work except for information received during confidential communications.
Others who are mandated to report include:
- Any other individual who has assumed full, intermittent or occasional responsibility for the
care or custody of the adult, whether or not the person receives compensation.
- Any person affiliated with a church or religious institution who serves in an administrative
capacity or has otherwise assumed a position of trust or responsibility to the members of
that church or religious institution, while acting in that capacity, regardless of whether
the person receives compensation.
So, are you a Mandated Reporter?
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