September 06, 2018

Elder Law Statutes

STATE

STATUTES & LAWS

Alabama

Alabama Statutes §§ 38-9-1 through 11 Adult Protective Services Act of 1976

Alaska

Alaska Statutes §§ 47-24.010 through 900 Protection of Vulnerable Adults 

 

Alaska Statutes §§ 11-51.200 Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Adult in the First Degree

 

Alaska Statutes §§ 11-51.210 Endangering the Welfare of a Vulnerable Adult in the Second Degree 

 

Alaska Statutes §§ 13-26.001 through 021 Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property; Powers of Attorney  External Web Site Policy

 

Alaska Statutes §§ 44-21.415 Office of Elder Fraud and Assistance

Arizona

Arizona Revised Statutes §§ 13-3623 Child or Vulnerable Adult Abuse 

 

Ariz. Rev. Stat. §§ 46-451 through 459 Adult Protective Services

Arkansas

Arkansas Rev. Statutes §§ 5-28-101 through 110 Abuse of Adults

California

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 15630 through 15632 Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Abuse Civil Protection Act 

 

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 15700 through 15701.25  Protective Placements and Custody of Endangered Adults

 

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code §§ 15703 through 15705.40 Protective Services

 

Cal. Pen. Code §§ 11174.4-11174.9 Elder Death Team 

 

Cal. Pen. Code § 368 thru 368.7 Crimes Against Elders and Dependent Adults

Colorado

CO Revised Statutes §§ 26-3.1-101 through 110 Protective Services for At-risk Adults

 

Protection Against Financial Exploitation of At-risk Adults Download Adobe PDF Reader External Web Site Policy, Section 26-3.1-201, C.R.S., et seq

 

CO Revised Statutes §§ 18-6.5-101 through 109 Wrongs to At-risk Adults

 

CO Revised Statutes §§ 18-1.3-406 Mandatory Sentences for Violent Crimes 

Connecticut

Protective Services for the Elderly 

Delaware

Adult Protective Services

Florida

Fla. Stat. 943.17296

Georgia

Ga. Code Ann. §§ 30-5-1-10 Disabled Adults and Elder Persons Protection Act

Hawaii

Haw. Rev. Stat. § 28-94 Dependent Elder Abuse; Suits by the State; Civil Penalties 

Idaho

Idaho Code §§ 39-5301-5312 Adult Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Act

 

Idaho Code § 67-5011 Adult Protection Services

Illinois

320 Illinois Compiled Statutes 20/1-20/15.5 Elder Abuse and Neglect Act

 

210 Illinois Compiled Statutes 30/1-30/16 Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Residents

 

20 Illinois Compiled Statutes 105/1-9 Illinois Act on the Aging

Indiana

Ind. Code, Title 12, Art. 10, Chpt. 3 Adult Protective Services

Iowa

Iowa Code § 235B Adult Abuse

 

Iowa Code Title XVI Criminal Law & Procedures, § 726.8 Wanton Neglect or Nonsupport of a Dependent Adult

 

Iowa Code Title VI Human Services, § 231.56A Elder Abuse Initiative, Emergency Shelter, and Support Services Projects

 

Iowa Code §§ 231.41 through 231.45 Long-Term Care Residents’ Advocate

Kansas

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 39.1430 – 39.1443 

 

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 39.1401 – 39.1412

 

Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7301-7314

Kentucky

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 209.0 Protection of Adults

 

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 216.936 Expansion of Nurse Aide Abuse Registry to Include Home Health Aides 

Louisiana

Louisiana Revised Statute Annotated § 14:403.2 Abuse and Neglect of Adults

 

Louisiana Revised Statute Annotated § 15:501 through § 15:511 Abuse and Neglect of Adults 

Maine

Maine Revised Statute Title 22 Chapter 958-A §§ 3470-3493 Adult Protective Services Act

 

Maine Revised Statutes Annotated Title 22, § 5107-A Long Term Care Ombudsman Program

Maryland

APS: Md. Code Ann., Fam. Law §§ 14-101 through 14-309

 

Inst. Abuse: Md. Code Ann., Health § 19-347

 

LTCOP: Md. Code Ann., Art. 70B § 5

Massachusettes

Mass. Gen. Laws Chpt. 19A, §§ 14-26 Abuse of Elderly Persons

Michigan

Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated §§ 400.11 through 400.11f

 

Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated §§ 400.586g through 400.586j

Minnesota

Minn. Stat. § 626.557 Reporting of Maltreatment of Vulnerable Adults

 

Minn. Stat. §§ 256.021 Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Review Panel

 

Minn. Stat. § 609.232 Crimes Against Vulnerable Adults 

 

Minn. Stat. § 609.2335 Financial Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult

Mississippi

Miss. Code Ann. Title 43 Public Welfare, Chpt. 47 Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act

Missouri

Mo. Ann. Stat. §§ 192.2400-192.2505- Protective Services for Adults

Montana

Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-201-207 Protective Services Act for Aged Persons or Disabled Adults 

 

Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-801-825 Montana Elder and Persons with Developmental Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act

 

Montana Code Annotated §§ 52-3-601 through 52-3-605 Ombusman Services

Nebraska

Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 28-348–387 Adult Protective Services Act 

 

Neb. Rev. Stat. § 28-376 Adult Protective Services Central Registry

Nevada

Nevada Revised Statute Annotated §§ 200.5091-5099 Abuse, Neglect, Exploitation or Isolation of Older Persons and Vulnerable Persons

 

Nevada Revised Statute Annotated §§ 427A.125 through 427A.165 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

New Hampshire

N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §§ 161-F: 42-47 Ombudsman and Protective Services to Adults

 

N.H. Code of Admin. Rules, Chpt. He-E-700 Adult Protection Program

New Jersey

N.J. Stat. Ann. §§ 52:27D-406-426 Adult Protective Services Act 

 

N.J. Stat. Ann. § 30:1A-3 Suspicion of Abuse or Exploitation of Resident of Residential Health Care Facility 

 

N.J. Stat. Ann. § 2C:24-8 Abandonment, Neglect of Elderly Person, Disabled Adult

New Mexico

N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 27-7-14 through 31 Adult Protective Services

 

N.M. Stat. Ann. §§ 28-17-1 through 28-17-19 Long-Term Care Ombudsman

New York

N.Y. Soc. Serv. Law Chapter 55, Article 9-B Adult Protective Services

North Carolina

North Carolina General Statutes § 108A.99-111 Protection of Abused, Neglected, or Exploited Disabled Adult Act

 

North Carolina General Statutes §§ 143B-181.15 through 143B-181.25

North Dakota

N.D. Cent. Code, § 50-25.2 Vulnerable Adult Protection Services

Ohio

Ohio Revised Code Annotated Title LI Public Welfare, §§ 5101.60-72 Adult Protective Services

 

Ohio Revised Code Annotated Title XXXVII, Health-Safety-Morals, § 3721 Nursing Homes; Residential Care Facilities

Oklahoma

Adult Protective Services: Oklahoma Statute Annotated Title. 43A, §§ 10-101 through 10-110

 

Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program: Oklahoma Statute Annotated Title 63, §§ 1-2211 through 1-2216

Oregon

Or. Rev. Stat. §§ 124.005-140 Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Abuse Prevention Act 

Pennsylvania

Pa. Code Ann. §§ 15.1-159 Protective Services for Older Adults

Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 12-29.1-5 Elderly Violence Prevention Act 

 

R.I. Gen. Laws §§ 42-66-8-11 Elderly Affairs Department: Abuse of Elderly Persons

South Carolina

South Carolina Code of Laws Title 43 Chapter 35 Adult Protection

South Dakota

There is no APS statute but the APS program is authorized by S.D. Codified Laws Ann. § 1-36A-25 thru 28

 

LTCOP: S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §§ 1-36A-30 Retaliation against Ombudsman Program

Tennessee

Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 71-6-101 through 125, Tennessee Adult Protection Act

 

Tennessee Code Annotated §§ 71-2-109, Long Term Care Ombudsman

Texas

Tex. Hum. Res. Code Ann., Chpt. 48 Investigations and Protective Services for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities

 

Tex. Admin. Code § 40.19-705 Adult Protective Services

Utah

Utah Code Ann. § 62A-3-301-321 Adult Protective Services

 

Utah Code Ann. 76-5-111 Abuse, Neglect, or Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult - Penalties

Vermont

Vermont Code Annotated Title 33, §§ 6901-6941 Reports of Abuse

 

Vermont Code Annotated Title 33, §§ 7501-7510 State Long-Term Care Ombudsman

Virginia

Va. Code Ann. §§ 63.2-1600-1615 Adult Protective Services

Washington

Chapter 74.34 RCW; Abuse of Vulnerable Adults

 

Chapter 70.124; Patients in nursing homes and hospitals, abuse

 

Chapter 26.50.021; Domestic violence prevention, authority of department of social and health services to seek relief on behalf of vulnerable adults

Washington, DC

District of Columbia Code Division 1, §§ 7-1901 through 7-1913

West Virginia

West Virginia Code §§ 9-6-1 through 14; 9-6-16 Adult Protective Services

 

West Virginia Code §§ 16-5L-1 through 16-5L-22 Long-Term-Care Ombudsman Program

Wisconson

Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 940.285 Abuse of Individuals at Risk

 

Wis. Stat. Ann. §§ 46.90 Elder Abuse Reporting System

Wyoming

Wyoming Statutes Annotated §§ 35-20-101 through 35-20-116
  Wyoming Statutes Annotated §§ 9-2-1301 through 9-2-1309