An Act To Strengthen Protections for Incapacitated and Dependent Adults from Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 22 MRSA §3473, sub-§2, ¶B, as amended by PL 2003, c. 653, §4, is further amended to read:
B. Take appropriate action, including providing or arranging for the provision of appropriate services and making referrals to law enforcement; and
Sec. 2. 22 MRSA §3473, sub-§2, ¶C, as amended by PL 2017, c. 402, Pt. C, §54 and PL 2019, c. 417, Pt. B, §14, is further amended to read:
C. Petition for guardianship or a protective order under Title 18-C, Article 5, when all less restrictive alternatives have been tried and have failed to protect the incapacitated adult . ; and
Sec. 3. 22 MRSA §3473, sub-§2, ¶D is enacted to read:
D. 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. The department shall adopt routine technical rules to implement this paragraph pursuant to Title 5, chapter 375, subchapter 2-A.
Sec. 4. 34-B MRSA §5604-A, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §128, is further amended to read:
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 129th Legislature, Second Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.