Santos v. Kisco Senior Living, LLC

A mandated reporter of elder abuse is immune from liability for having filed an affidavit in support of a citizen’s arrest of a worker suspected of having stolen property from nursing home residents.  Welf. & Inst. Code 15634 broadly immunizes mandated reporters of elder abuse from liability for their reports.  This decision holds that a mandated reporter of elder abuse is immune from liability for having filed an affidavit in support of a citizen’s arrest of a resident assistant suspected of having stolen property from residents of a residence for seniors.  The arrest affidavit was closely related to the report of suspected financial elder abuse and so fell within the sweeping immunity conferred by section 15634.

California Court of Appeal, Fourth District, Division 1 (Aaron, J.); July 22, 2016; 2016 WL 3960105

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