An Act To Strengthen Protections for Incapacitated and Dependent Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3473, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. C, §54 and affected by PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 34-B MRSA §5604-A, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §128, is further amended to read:
This bill specifies the categories of care providers for whom the Department of Health and Human Services must maintain a reportable event and adult protective services system. This bill requires the department to establish and maintain an adult protective services registry of persons for whom there have been substantiated reports of abuse, neglect or exploitation of dependent adults or incapacitated adults. This bill changes current law, which limits registry entries to cases in which the person abused, neglected or exploited is an adult with an intellectual disability or autism, to instead limit registry entries to cases involving incapacitated adults and dependent adults.