is the infliction of physical pain, injury
or the willful deprivation by a caregiver or other person of services
necessary to maintain mental and physical health.
is the failure of a caregiver to provide
food, shelter, clothing, medical services and health care for the person
unable to care for himself; or the failure of the person to provide
these basic needs for himself when the failure is the result of the
person's mental or physical inability.
the expenditure, diminution, or use of the
property, assets, or resources of a protected person without the express
voluntary consent of that person or his or her legally authorized
representative or the admission of or provision of care to a protected
person who needs to be in the care of a licensed hospital by an
unlicensed hospital after a court order obtained by the State Board of
Health has directed closure of the unlicensed hospital.
is any conduct that is a crime as defined
in Sections 13A-6-60 to 13A-6-70, inclusive, of the Code of Alabama.
Forms of sexual abuse include rape, incest, sodomy, and indecent
is the willful or reckless infliction
of emotional or mental. Anguish or the use of a physical or chemical
restraint, medication or isolation as punishment or as a substitute for
treatment or care of any protected person.
An Adult in Need of Protective Services
is a person 18
years of age or older whose behavior indicates that he/she is mentally
incapable of adequately caring for himself/herself and his/her interests
without serious consequences to himself/herself or others, or who,
because of physical or mental impairment, is unable to protect
himself/herself from abuse, neglect, exploitation, sexual abuse, or
emotional abuse by others, and who has no guardian, relative or other
appropriate person able, willing, and available to assume the kind and
degree of protection and supervision required under the circumstances.