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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 069 : REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

Subchapter 001 : REPORTS OF ABUSE OF VULNERABLE ADULTS

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6901)
  • § 6901. Purpose

    The purpose of this chapter is to protect vulnerable adults whose health and welfare may be adversely affected through abuse, neglect, or exploitation; provide a temporary or permanent nurturing and safe environment for vulnerable adults when necessary; and for these purposes to require the reporting of suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults and the investigation of such reports and provision of services, when needed; and to intervene in the family or substitute care situation only when necessary to ensure proper care and protection of a vulnerable adult or to carry out other statutory responsibilities. (Added 1979, No. 150 (Adj. Sess.); amended 1985, No. 78, § 1; 2001, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. June 13, 2002.)