The Case That Prompted this Blog
June 4, 2012
Elder Abuse and The Law (CA. USA)
Laws are in place to protect elders and dependent adults from being abused. “Elder” means age 65 and older. “Dependent adult” means anyone between the ages of 18 and 64 who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights. The legal definition, found at Welfare and Institutions Code 15610.23 includes people with developmental disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished because of age as well as people in this age group who are inpatients in a 24-hour health facility as defined by the Health and Safety Code.
Requests for restraining orders of this type come to Court from different sources:
• Organizations such as Legal Assistance to the Elderly, Cooperative Restraining Order Clinic or Asian Pacific Islander Legal Outreach
• Adult Protective Services of the Human Services Agency of San Francisco
• A conservator may apply on behalf of a conservatee (either as part of the existing conservatorship case or as a separate new elder abuse case);
• A person with power of attorney may apply on behalf of the authorizing person; and
• A qualifying individual may apply on his or her own behalf.
Forms for elder or dependent adult abuse are mandatory. There is no filing fee: (Please go to SOURCE)
SOURCE: The Superior Court of California, Country of San Francisco
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