The Adult Protection Law requires any person who has a reason to believe that an vulnerable adult has been subjected to abuse, neglect, exploitation or self-neglect to make a report immediately to the Bureau of Elderly & Adult Services (BEAS). Call (603) 271-7014 or toll Free from within NH at (800) 949-0470. Who should report abuse or neglect? The Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services (BEAS) carries out the legal requirements of the Protective Services to Adults Law under the Adult Protection Program. The purpose of the law, which is civil and not criminal, is to provide protection for incapacitated adults who are age 18 and older, who are abused, neglected, exploited, or self-neglecting.
ELDER LAW / Financial Services New Law Criminalizes Elderly Financial Exploitation in NH. March 2015. By Susan B. Hollinger* for New Hampshire Bar News. Elderly financial exploitation is becoming a significant and growing problem in New Hampshire as well as in the rest of the country. The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services.
Adults with disabilities may be vulnerable to abuse, neglect and exploitation. County departments of social services receive and evaluate reports to determine whether disabled adults are in need of protective services. County agencies protect adults by: Receiving reports and evaluating the need for protective services. Adult Protective Services. The Adult Protective Services program was established to investigate reports and provide intervention and protection to vulnerable adults who are victims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation. APS field investigators operate out of the offices of county prosecutors throughout the state.
APS agencies are the adult equivalent to Child Protective Services and play a critical role in combating elder abuse or the abuse of other vulnerable adults. Such abuse can include neglect, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional or psychological abuse, abandonment, or financial abuse. Development of Adult Protective Services. Adult Protective Services. The Adult Protective Services Program (APS) provides services for physically and/or mentally impaired adults. APS works to help at-risk clients live safely in their homes. APS clients can be referred by anyone. Find more information on referrals or make a referral here or call 212-630-1853. If an individual is.
If you suspect or believe that you are, or someone else is, being abused, neglected, self-neglecting or exploited, the Adult Protection Law requires that you report this to the Bureau of Elderly and Adult Services, Adult Protective Services. Sometimes people are unsure if a situation is abusive. Even if you are in doubt, call. Adult Protective Services (APS) Each California County has an Adult Protective Services (APS) agency to help elder adults (65 years and older) and dependent adults (18-64 who are disabled), when these adults are unable to meet their own needs, or are victims of abuse, neglect or exploitation.