Reporting Abuse

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Alabama

Mandated Reporter – No; but Financial Service Professionals may report suspected financial exploitation
Transactional Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 Days
Reporting Contact Info – Alabama Securities Commission and Department of Human Resources (Combined Reporting Form)
Telephone Number – 1-800-458-7214
Email Address – aps@dhr.alabama.gov

Alaska

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report exploitation of vulnerable adults
Transactional Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Office of Elder Fraud & Assistance
Telephone Number – 1-907-334-5989
Email Address – doa.opa.elder.fraud@alaska.gov

Arizona

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Financial Services Professionals mandated to report
Transactional Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Securities Commissioner and Division of Aging & Adult Services
Telephone Number – 1-877-767-2385

Arkansas

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Employees of Banks or Other Financial Institutions; also includes any agent, investment adviser representative or person who serves in a supervisory, compliance, or legal capacity for a brokerdealer or investment adviser
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15-days
Reporting Contact Info – Arkansas Securities Commissioner and Arkansas Securities Commissioner
Telephone Number – 1-800-482-8049
Email Address – aging.services@arkansas.gov

California

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person who has full or intermittent responsibility for the care or custody of an elder or dependent adult is required to report suspected financial exploitation
Transactional Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – Contact your local office Online Reporting

Colorado

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Financial Services Professionals mandated to report
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15-days unless extended by court order
Reporting Contact Info – Commissioner of Securities who shall forward report to Adult Protective Services w/in 2 business days
Telephone Number – 1-720-596-6720
Online Reporting

Connecticut

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report suspected exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Social Services
Telephone Number – 1-888-385-4225

Delaware

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any person, including employees of financial institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 10 business days
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-223-9074
Email Address – DelawareADRC@state.de.us

Florida

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any person with knowledge or suspicion of abuse, including: bank, savings and loan, or credit union officer, trustee, or employee
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Children & Families, Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-962-2873

Georgia

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Employees of Financial Institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Georgia Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services
Telephone Number – 1-866-552-4464
Online Reporting

Hawaii

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Employees of Financial Institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs
Telephone Number – 1-808-832-5960

Idaho

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person, specifically including employees of financial institutions, may report suspected exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Commission on Aging
Telephone Number – 1-877-471-2777

Illinois

Mandated Reporter – No; but mandatory reporters include any professional in occupations required to be licensed under the Illinois Public Accounting Act; also any person may report suspected financial exploitation to certain state agencies
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department on Aging
Telephone Number – 1-866-800-1409

Indiana

Mandated Reporter – No; but mandatory reporters include any professional in occupations required to be licensed under the Illinois Public Accounting Act; also any person may report suspected financial exploitation to certain state agencies
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 days unless extended by court order or order of the Securities Commissioner
Reporting Contact Info – Indiana Securities Commissioner and Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-866-552-4464
Email AddressSeniorProtection@sos.in.gov
Online Reporting

Iowa

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person, specifically including employees of financial institutions, may report suspected financial exploitation to the state department of human services
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-362-2178

Kansas

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Officers of Financial Institutions
Reporting Contact Info – Department for Children and Families, Prevention & Protection Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-922-5330

Kentucky

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any person with reasonable cause to suspect abuse shall report
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Cabinet for Health and Family Services
Telephone Number – 1-877-597-2331

Louisiana

Mandated Reporter – Yes; all persons required to report exploitation; Financial Services Professionals may report suspected financial exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 days
Reporting Contact Info – LA Commissioner of Securities and Department of Health Office of Aging and Adult Services
Telephone Number – 1-833-577-6532
Online Reporting

Maine

Mandated Reporter – No; Financial Service Professionals not mandated by statute
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Telephone Number – 1-877-624-8551

Maryland

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Broker-Dealer, IA, Agent, IAR, or person who serves in supervisory/compliance/legal capacity for BD or IA
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 days after the disbursement request
Reporting Contact Info – MD Securities Commissioner and the Department of Aging
Telephone Number – 1-800-243-3425

Massachusetts

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report to certain state agencies if reasonable belief that elderly person has suffered from abuse
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs
Telephone Number – 1-800-922-2275

Michigan

Mandated Reporter – No; Financial Service Professionals not mandated by statute
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-855-444-3911

Minnesota

Mandated Reporter – No; but Financial Services Professionals may report suspected financial exploitation to certain state officials and third-parties
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 business days
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-882-6262
Email AddressDHS.AdultProtection@state.mn.us

Mississippi

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Financial Services Professionals mandated to report
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 business days
Reporting Contact Info – MS Department of Health and Human Services Division of Aging & Adult Services
Telephone Number – 1-844-437-6282
Online Reporting

Missouri

Mandated Reporter – No; but Financial Service Professionals may report suspected financial exploitation to certain state agencies
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 10 days
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Health and Senior Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-392-0210
Emai Address info@health.mo.gov

Montana

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report suspected exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-277-9300
Online Reporting

Nebraska

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report exploitation if reasonable belief of exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Health and Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-652-1999

Nevada

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report exploitation if reasonable belief of exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Aging and Disabilty Services Division
Telephone Number – 1-603-271-7014

New Hampshire

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any person suspecting exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Deparment of Health and Human Services Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services
Telephone Number – 1-603-271-7014

New Jersey

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report suspected exploitation to adult protective services
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-792-8820

New Mexico

Mandated Reporter – Yes; securities professionals are mandated to report suspected financial exploitation
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 days
Reporting Contact Info – NM Adult Protective Services and Securities Division; also requires disclosure to a designated 3rd party
Telephone Number – 1-866-654-3219
Online Reporting

New York

Mandated Reporter – Yes; banking institutions required to report disbursement holds to adult protective services
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 5 days
Reporting Contact Info – Office of Children and Family Services, Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-844-697-3505

North Carolina

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Financial Institution, Officer or Employee
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Deparment of Health and Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-662-7030

North Dakota

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any agent, IAR, or person serving in supervisory/compliance/legal capacity for a BD or IA
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 days
Reporting Contact Info – Vulnerable Adult Protective Services and the Securities Commissioner
Telephone Number – 1-855-462-5465
Online Reporting

Ohio

Mandated Reporter – Yes; investment advisers, financial planners, CPAs; employees of banks/credit unions are mandatory reporters – effective 9/29/18
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – County Department of Job and Family Services
Telephone Number – 1-855-644-6277

Oklahoma

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any person, including Financial Services Professionals
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-522-3511

Oregon

Mandated Reporter – Yes; IA or a person serving in supervisory/compliance/legal capacity for a BD or IA
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – Yes; A BD or IA may delay a disbursement up to 15 business days
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Consumer and Business Services and Department of Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-855-503-7233

Pennsylvania

Mandated Reporter – No; but any person may report to protective services upon reasonable belief that vulnerable adult needs protective services
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Aging
Telephone Number – 1-800-490-8505
Elder Financial Abuse Prevention Toolkit

Rhode Island

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Any Person
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Division of Elderly Affairs
Telephone Number – 1-401-462-0555

South Carolina

Mandated Reporter – No; Financial Service Professionals not mandated by statute – however, “[a]ny other person who has actual knowledge that a vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected, or exploited shall report the incident…”
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-803-898-7318

Tennessee

Mandated Reporter – Yes; All Persons including Financial Institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – Yes; Financial Institutions may place a hold on suspicious transactions for 10 business days if the transaction involved the sale or offer to sell a security, or 5 business days for other transactions
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-888-277-8366
Online Reporting

Texas

Mandated Reporter – Yes; All Persons including employees of financial institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – Yes; Financial Institutions who have submitted a report of suspected financial exploitation may place a hold on the suspicious transaction which will expire 10 business days after such hold
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Family and Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-252-5400

Utah

Mandated Reporter – Yes; All Persons
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Utah Department of Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-371-7897

Vermont

Mandated Reporter – Yes; any agent, IAR, or person serving in supervisory/compliance/legal capacity for a BD or IA
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 15 business days
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services VT Securities Commissioner
Telephone Number – 1-800-564-1612
Online Reporting

Virginia

Mandated Reporter – No; but Financial Services Professionals may report suspected financial exploitation to certain local officials or state adult protective services
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-888-832-3858

Washington

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Financial Institutions
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – 10 days for securities transactions; 5 days for non-securities transactions
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Social and Health Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-737-7931
Online Reporting

Washington D.C

Mandated Reporter – Yes; Bank managers and financial managers are mandated by statute
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Adult Protective Services
Telephone Number – 1-202-541-3950

West Virginia

Mandated Reporter – No; Financial Service Professionals not mandated by statute
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Health and Human Services
Telephone Number – 1-800-352-6513

Wisconsin

Mandated Reporter – No; Financial Service Professionals not mandated by statute
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Health and Human Services
Online Reporting

Wyoming

Mandated Reporter – Yes; All Persons
Transnational Hold or Delayed Disbursement – No
Reporting Contact Info – Department of Family Services
Telephone Number – 1-307-358-3138

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