Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Failure to report abuse

What happens if someone fails to report?

Certain people are guilty of an offence if they fail to make a report under Section 75 of the Act. This includes staff members of the retirement home and those who provide professional services to residents of the retirement home.

Any obligated person who fails to report abuse and neglect under Section 75 of the Act may be prosecuted under the Provincial Offences Act.
Under the Act, a person (including retirement home operators, managers, staff, professional health, social work and social service providers) who suspects or is aware of any harm or risk of harm to a retirement home resident must immediately report the suspicion and the information on which it i

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