2015 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 43A. Mental Health
§43A-10-102. Purpose.

43A OK Stat § 43A-10-102 (2015) What's This?

A. The Legislature recognizes that many citizens of this state, because of the infirmities of aging, incapacity, or other disability are unable to manage their own affairs or to protect themselves from exploitation, abuse, or neglect and are in need of protective services.

B. Services provided pursuant to the provisions of the Protective Services for Vulnerable Adults Act shall guarantee, to the maximum degree of feasibility, the individual the same rights as other citizens, and at the same time protect the individual from exploitation, abuse, or neglect.

C. The Protective Services for Vulnerable Adults Act is designed to establish a program of protective services for vulnerable adults in need of those services.

Added by Laws 1977, c. 264, § 2, emerg. eff. June 17, 1977. Amended by Laws 1984, c. 256, § 2, eff. Nov. 1, 1984. Renumbered from § 802 of this title by Laws 1986, c. 103, § 103, eff. Nov. 1, 1986. Amended by Laws 1997, c. 195, § 5, eff. Nov. 1, 1997; Laws 2003, c. 332, § 1, emerg. eff. May 29, 2003.

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