Mandatory Reporting - Suspected Abuse

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Per California state law, medical personnel (including prehospital staff) are legally required, mandatory reporters. If you suspect abuse of a child or dependent/elder, you must report as follows: 

 

For general public/lay persons:

  • for a life threatening situation, call 9-1-1
  • Child Abuse Hotline: call (within California) 800-344-6000; website.
  • Elder Abuse: call 800-510-2020 (within San Diego County) or 800-339-4661 (outside the County), or visit website
  • Domestic Violence Hotline: call 888-DVLinks (385-4657); website.
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