The real impetus for states to provide Adult Protective Services came with the passage of Title XX of the Social Security Act in Broad language in the Act gave permission for states to use Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) funds for the protection of adults as well as children (Mixson, ). Protective services may not be provided under the act to an older adult who does not consent to the services or who, having consented, withdraws consent, unless the services are ordered by a court, requested by a court-appointed guardian of the older adult or provided under § (relating to involuntary intervention by emergency court order).
Adult Protective Services. The Adult Protective Services program was established to receive and investigate reports regarding adults within the state of Indiana who may be endangered and, as appropriate, to coordinate a proper response to protect endangered adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. Utah law (62A) mandates any person who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited must immediately notify Adult Protective Services or the nearest law enforcement office.
Adult Protective Services Protecting the Elderly and Disabled Adults The mission of the Adult Protective Services Division is to support and enable County Departments to protect elderly and disabled adults from abuse, neglect, and exploitation and prevent unnecessary institutionalization. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Adult Protective Services Act. (Source: P.A. , eff. ) ( ILCS 20/2) (from Ch. 23, par. ) Sec. 2.
Adult Protective Services (APS) is dedicated to serving vulnerable adults. We investigate reports about abuse, abandonment, neglect, exploitation and self-neglect of vulnerable adults in Washington State. We collaborate with other agencies to offer protective services as needed. Our goal is to promote lives free of harm while respecting individual choice. Adult Protective Services responsibilities include: Investigating reports of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of adults who are elderly or have disabilities. Conducting investigations and providing services when those adults live in the community. Educating the public about prevention of elder abuse.
New Mexico has a “Duty to Report” provision in the Adult Protective Services Act () which states: “Any person, or financial institution, having reasonable cause to believe that an incapacitated adult is being abused, neglected or exploited shall immediately . Minnesota’s state policy is to provide safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and protective services for vulnerable adults who have been maltreated. The Minnesota Adult Abuse Reporting Center (MAARC) provides a toll-free number, , the general public can call to report suspected maltreatment of vulnerable adults.