November 24, 2020

Elder Law Statutes




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


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


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


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


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


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 


Protective Services for the Elderly 


Adult Protective Services


Fla. Stat. 943.17296


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


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


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


Idaho Code § 67-5011 Adult Protection Services


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


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


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


Kan. Stat. Ann. § 39.1430 – 39.1443 


Kan. Stat. Ann. § 39.1401 – 39.1412


Kan. Stat. Ann. § 75-7301-7314


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 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 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


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


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


Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated §§ 400.11 through 400.11f


Michigan Compiled Laws Annotated §§ 400.586g through 400.586j


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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