Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse in Ohio

OUTCOME: The nurse will have an enhanced knowledge of elder abuse and the mandatory reporting of elder abuse process in Ohio.

0.7 contact hours will be awarded with successful completion.

The Ohio Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Expires 1/1/2020

1. Please read carefully the attached article entitled, “Mandatory Reporting of Elder Abuse in Ohio”
2. Then complete the post-test.

The post-test will be reviewed. If a score of 70 percent or better is achieved, a certificate will be sent to you. If a score of 70 percent is not achieved, a certificate will not be issued. A letter of notification of the final score and a second post-test will be sent to you. We recommend that this independent study be reviewed prior to taking the second post-test. If a score of 80 percent is achieved on the second post-test, a certificate will be issued.

If you have any questions, please feel free to call Sandy Swearingen at 614-448-1030 (

This independent study was developed by: Jessica Dzubak, BSN, RN and Kelli Schweitzer, MSN, RN-BC. The authors and planning committee members have declared no conflict of interest.

Disclaimer: Information in this study is intended for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal and/or medical advice.

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