NEW YORK LAW ON ELDER ABUSE
New York, much like every other state in the country, has a system in place to deal with elder abuse. It is both preventative and remedial in nature. Many people are more familiar with analogous child abuse protection laws. Unlike child abuse protection laws, New York does not have a mandatory reporting law and does not maintain a central registry on data on elder abuse. In fact, New York is one of only four states that does not mandate reporting of elder abuse. Unique amongst the states, New York has no law at all dealing with reporting. It should be noted, however, that as of writing of the present, Assembly Bill A3743 for the 2015-2016 legislative session is pending which would create a mandatory reporting law and a central registry.
PREVALENCE OF ELDER ABUSE