In 2010, the Adult Protective Services (APS) Law, Act 70 of 2010, was enacted to provide protective services to adults between 18 and 59 years of age who have a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities. The APS Law establishes a program of protective services in order to detect, prevent, reduce and eliminate abuse, neglect, exploitation and abandonment of adults in need.
A report can be made on behalf of the adult whether they live in their home or in a care facility such as a nursing facility, group home, hospital, etc. Reporters may remain anonymous and have legal protection from retaliation, discrimination, and civil and criminal prosecution. The statewide Protective Services hotline is available 24 hours a day.
Common Signs of Abuse:
Adult Protective Services Webinars:
Tuesday, August 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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Information for Mandatory Reporters:
If you have questions about the APS program, please see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).