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Elderly Affairs Division Announcements

Honolulu Committee on Aging Meeting Notice

Friday, April 26, 2019; From 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Kapalama Hale 925 Dillingham Blvd., Suite 200

New Adult Protective Services (APS) Law Goes Into Effect July 1, 2009

Starting July 1, 2009, the Department of Human Services (DHS) Adult Protective Services program will accept reports on abuse that cover: 1) caregiver neglect; 2) financial exploitation; 3) physical abuse; 4) psychological abuse; 5) self-neglect; and/or 6) sexual abuse. 


The new law focuses on "vulnerable" adults  instead of "dependent" adults. A vulnerable adult is defined as anyone 18 years or older with a mental, developmental or physical impairment who is also unable to: 1) communicate or make responsible decisions to manage his or her own care or resources; 2) carry out or arrange for essential activities of daily living; or 3) protect oneself from abuse.

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