Adult Protective Services (APS) provides vulnerable adults protection from abuse, neglect or exploitation and offers services. The services help with proper medical care, self-maintenance skills, personal hygiene, adequate food, shelter and protection. Key personnel. Exploitation of elderly or disabled adult. 2014 Oklahoma Statutes Title 21. Crimes and Punishments §21-843.4. Exploitation of elderly or disabled adult. 21 OK or conspiring with another to obtain or use an elderly person’s or disabled adult’s funds, assets, or property with the intent to temporarily or permanently deprive the.
Another Oklahoma law against crimes against the elderly is found in 21 O.S. § 843.4, which involves financial exploitation of the elderly or disabled adults. The Bureau of Justice Statistics and the National Center on Elder Abuse report that the most frequently reported crime against the elderly is neglect (58.5%), followed distantly by. Oklahoma resources. In Oklahoma, during fiscal year 2003, Adult Protective Services investigated approximately 16,000 reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect, exploitation, and verbal abuse of vulnerable adults. Of the cases investigated, well over half (61%) were confirmed. Sixty-four percent of the cases in 2003 involved self-neglect.
Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act (see 30 Okla. Stat. Ann. §§ 1-101 through 5-101). “Neglect” €means: (a) the failure to provide protection for a vulnerable adult who is unable to protect his or her own interest, (b) the failure to provide a vulnerable adult .