The Vulnerable Adult Unit was created by the Attorney General in 2001 in response to the revisions made by the Legislature of the Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. The Vulnerable Adult Unit investigates and prosecutes persons who abuse, neglect, or exploit a vulnerable adult residing in a private home.
Chapter 47 - Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. 43-47-1 - Short title. 43-47-3 - Legislative purpose. 43-47-5 - Definitions. 43-47-18 - Sexual battery of vulnerable adult by health care employees or persons in position of trust or authority; fondling vulnerable adult by health care employees or persons in position of trust or authority.
Adult Protective Services, under the Mississippi Department of Human Services, Division of Aging & Adult Services, investigates allegations of abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable persons residing in private home settings, as well as any follow-up services provided by Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) to those vulnerable persons as a result of the investigations.
2010 Mississippi Code TITLE 43 - PUBLIC WELFARE Chapter 47 - Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. 43-47-5 - Definitions. § 43-47-5. Definitions. For the purposes of this chapter, the following words shall have the meanings ascribed herein unless the context otherwise requires.