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Title 33 : Human Services

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

Subchapter 002 : ABUSE PREVENTION FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6934)
  • § 6934. Notice

    Except as provided in section 6936 of this title, the Court shall grant relief only after notice to the defendant and a hearing. If the petition is made by an interested person, notice shall be provided to the vulnerable adult and the Court shall determine whether the vulnerable adult is capable of expressing his or her wishes with respect to the petition and if so, whether the vulnerable adult wishes to pursue the petition. If the Court determines that the vulnerable adult is capable of expressing his or her opinion and does not wish to pursue the petition, the Court shall dismiss the petition. (Added 1991, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2001, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 17, eff. June 13, 2002.)