The Vermont Statutes Online
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. § 6907)
§ 6907. Remedial action
(a) Coordinated treatment plan. If the investigation produces evidence that the vulnerable adult has been abused, neglected, or exploited, the Commissioner shall arrange for the provision of protective services in accordance with a written coordinated treatment plan.
(b) Consent to services.
(1) Protective services shall be provided only with the consent of the vulnerable adult, his or her guardian, or through appropriate court action. If the vulnerable adult does not consent, protective services shall not be provided, unless provision of protective services is court-ordered.
(2) In the event that the vulnerable adult’s guardian is the person responsible for the abuse, neglect, or exploitation, and the guardian does not consent to the investigation or receipt of protective services, the Commissioner may petition for removal of the guardian. (Added 1985, No. 78, § 7; amended 2001, No. 135 (Adj. Sess.), § 6, eff. June 13, 2002.)