Abuse Reporting: Regulation Course

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Hours: 2   Approvals: RCFE, LAWS AND REGS

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This course is not approved for ARF, GH, or STRTP.

Following each lesson, there is a quiz. You must achieve a score of 70% to move on to the next lesson. The use of quizzes satisfies the CCL regulation that online courses be interactive.

The objectives of the course are:
Learn who is a mandated reporter.
Learn what are your legal responsibilities as a mandated reporter.
Learn what are the reporting exemptions.
Learn to identify the different types of abuse:
Learn how reports of abuse are investigated.
Learn how to report and 2013 guidelines for physical abuse.
Learn the penalties for not reporting and protections for reporters.

Source Material
“Article 3. Mandatory and Nonmandatory Reports of Abuse [15630 – 15632].” California Legislative Information, 1 Jan. 1995,

“Regional Center Contract Language Fiscal Year 2022-2023.” State of California Department of Development Services, Dec. 2022,

“Your Legal Duty: Reporting Elder and Adult Dependent Abuse.” California Attorney General’s Crime Office  and State of California Department of Justice-Office of the Attorney General, 2024,