Adult Protective Services Unit. Minnesota law mandates safe environments and services for vulnerable adults and protective services for vulnerable adults who have been maltreated. The unit also develops policy and best practices and collects and evaluates data to prevent maltreatment and plan adult protection services.
In southern Minnesota, a woman who was previously suspended from the practice of law was appointed as a guardian for dozens of vulnerable adults. She was convicted of several felonies after she financially exploited her wards out of tens of thousands of dollars while ignoring their needs. The victim?
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Under Maryland law any health practitioner, police officer, or human service worker who has reason to believe that a vulnerable adult is in danger is required to report that fact to the local department of social services. Any concerned person may make such a report. The purpose of the law is to prevent or remedy neglect, self-neglect, abuse, or exploitation of vulnerable adults who are unable to protect their own interests and are at risk of immediate harm to their own person or to others.
Licensed Minnesota home care providers and registered home management providers are required to comply with Minn. Statute Effective July 1,Minnesota has a new statewide adult abuse reporting line.
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Read about the different types of abuse that these individuals are protected from under the law. Are 60 or older who are functionally, mentally, or physically unable to care for themselves OR. Abuse here means willful or non-accidental action or inaction that harms a vulnerable adult. The harm can be:.
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