2016 Florida Statutes
ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
Adult Protective Services Act; legislative intent.
Definitions of terms used in ss. 415.101-415.113.
Central abuse hotline.
Mandatory reporting of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults; mandatory reports of death.
Facility’s duty to inform residents of their right to report abusive, neglectful, or exploitive practices.
Protective investigations of cases of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults; transmittal of records to state attorney.
Photographs, videotapes, and medical examinations; abrogation of privileged communications; confidential records and documents.
Provision of protective services with consent; withdrawal of consent; interference.
Protective services interventions when capacity to consent is lacking; nonemergencies; emergencies; orders; limitations.
Interference with investigation or with the provision of protective services.
Notification to administrative entities.
Cooperation by the department and criminal justice and other agencies.
Confidentiality of reports and records.
Release of confidential information.
Court and witness fees not allowed.
Adult protection teams.
Administrative fines for false report of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult.
Civil actions involving elderly parties; speedy trial.
Statutory construction; treatment by spiritual means.