2021 Maryland Statutes
Family Law
Title 14 - Adult Protective Services
Subtitle 2 - Adult Protective Services Program
Section 14-202 - Scope of Program

    (a)    The adult protective services program shall include:

        (1)    intake and investigative services including, if appropriate, medical, social, and psychiatric evaluation;

        (2)    planning for the needs of the recipient of services;

        (3)    assistance to locate, apply for, and effectively use home care, day care, chore services, transportation, counseling, emergency arrangements, and other health and social services;

        (4)    cooperation with the courts, including provision of any necessary recommendations, reports, or petitions;

        (5)    counsel to represent any indigent recipient of services in any protective proceeding or any review board hearing conducted under Subtitle 3 or Subtitle 4 of this title, and assistance to locate, apply for, and effectively use other legal assistance;

        (6)    notification of and participation by the Secretary of Aging or the director of the local office on aging, as appropriate, as a party in any protective proceeding or review board hearing relating to an individual who is 65 years old or older; and

        (7)    notification of the appropriate criminal or juvenile delinquency court if the program has information indicating that the interests of the person with a disability as a victim are not adequately protected in a case before the court.

    (b)    For adults 65 years old and over, the services of the protective services program shall be coordinated with the Department of Aging or the local office on aging as appropriate.

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