The Vermont Statutes Online
Title 33 : Human Services
Chapter 069 : REPORTS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION OF VULNERABLE ADULTS
Subchapter 003 : PROTECTING AGAINST FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION(Cite as: 33 V.S.A. § 6951)
§ 6951. Definitions
As used in this subchapter:
(1) “Agent” shall have the same meaning as in 14 V.S.A. § 3501.
(2) “Guardian” means a person appointed to serve as the guardian for a vulnerable adult pursuant to the process established in 14 V.S.A. chapter 111 or in 18 V.S.A. chapter 215.
(3) “Financial exploitation” means:
(A) using, withholding, transferring, or disposing of funds or property of a vulnerable adult, without or in excess of legal authority, for the wrongful profit or advantage of another;
(B) acquiring possession or control of or an interest in funds or property of a vulnerable adult through the use of undue influence, harassment, duress, or fraud; or
(C) the act of forcing or compelling a vulnerable adult against his or her will to perform services for the profit or financial advantage of another.
(4) “Vulnerable adult” has the same meaning as in section 6902 of this chapter. (Added 2017, No. 23, § 4, eff. May 4, 2017; amended 2021, No. 20, § 348.)