State Hotline: An Endangered Adult A person who believes or has reason to believe an endangered adult is the victim of battery, neglect or exploitation is required to report the facts to Adult Protective Services or a law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over the endangered adult. A report to Adult Protective Services may be made by calling the state hotline number or by contacting the appropriate APS Investigative Unit directly. Any emergency report should be made directly to law enforcement.
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A This rule contains the definitions of terms used in Chapter of the Administrative Code. B Definitions. Also, the violation of an adult's right to make decisions and loss of privacy. Refusal to consent to the provision of services shall not be the sole determinative that the person is incapacitated. Protective services may include, but are not limited to, case work services, medical care, mental health services, legal services, fiscal management, home health care, homemaker services, housing-related services, guardianship services, and placement services as well as the provision of such commodities as food, clothing, and shelter.
A chat agent is available right now to answer your questions! If you suspect an adult is being abused, neglected, or exploited, call Adult Protective Services Statewide Intake, toll-free at or We are committed to protecting the safety of adults who are not able to protect themselves and to promoting the personal choice and self-determination of all we serve. Adult abuse, neglect, and exploitation are under-reported, yet can have severe or even deadly consequences.
The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults. Definition : A vulnerable adult is any person older than age 18, or emancipated by marriage that has a substantial mental or functional impairment. Reporting : N. Century Code states that any person who reasonably believes that a vulnerable adult has been subjected to abuse or neglect or observes conditions or circumstances that reasonably would result in abuse or neglect may report the information to the department or to an appropriate law enforcement agency. About DHS.