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The Vermont Statutes Online

The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 33 : Human Services

Chapter 069 : Reports of Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Vulnerable Adults

Subchapter 002 : Maltreatment Prevention for Vulnerable Adults

(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6937)
  • § 6937. Service

    (a) A petition or ex parte temporary order or final order issued under this subchapter shall be served by any sheriff or constable or any municipal or State Police officer in accordance with the Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure. A court that issues an order under this chapter during court hours shall promptly transmit the order electronically or by other means to a law enforcement agency for service.

    (b) A defendant who attends a hearing held under section 6935 of this title at which a temporary or final order under this chapter is issued and who receives notice from the court on the record that the order has been issued shall be deemed to have been served. A defendant notified by the court on the record shall be required to adhere immediately to the provisions of the order. However, even when the court has previously notified the defendant of the order, the court shall transmit the order for additional service by a law enforcement agency.

    (c) The person making service shall file a return of service with the court stating the date, time, and place at which the order was delivered personally to the defendant. (Added 1991, No. 180 (Adj. Sess.), § 2; amended 2013, No. 17, § 5; 2013, No. 17, § 6, eff. Nov. 1, 2013.)