2018 Louisiana Laws
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:1502 - Legislative findings and declaration
§1502. Legislative findings and declaration
A. The purpose of this Section is to protect adults who cannot physically or mentally protect themselves and who are harmed or threatened with harm through action or inaction by themselves or by the individuals responsible for their care or by other parties, by requiring mandatory reporting of suspected cases of abuse or neglect by any person having reasonable cause to believe that such a case exists. It is intended that, as a result of such reports, protective services shall be provided by the adult protection agency. Such services shall be available as needed without regard to income.
B. It is the further intent of the legislature to authorize only the least possible restriction on the exercise of personal and civil rights consistent with the person's need for services and to require that due process be followed in imposing such restrictions.
Acts 2008, No. 181, §2, eff. June 13, 2008.