Before we go too far, we need to establish some common language and definitions. An attempt has been made to avoid 'legislative rhetoric' in our training materials; however, the reality is that some of the common language or definitions we use ARE from Statute and Rule. Minnesota Statute MS Human Services Licensing. Exception: a person receiving outpatient services for treatment of chemical dependency or mental illness, or one who is served in the Minnesota sex offender program, is on a court hold order for commitment, or is committed as a sexual psychopathic personality or as a sexually dangerous person under chapter MS B , is not considered a vulnerable adult unless the person meets the requirements of clause 4.
Read about the different types of abuse that frail elders and vulnerable adults are protected from under the law. Abuse here means willful or non-accidental action or inaction that harms a vulnerable adult. The harm can be:. Abandonment is when a person or agency with a duty to care for a vulnerable adult acts or fails to act in a way that leaves the vulnerable adult unable to get needed food, clothing, shelter, or health care. Self-neglect means a vulnerable adult, not living in a care facility, cannot provide for themselves the goods and services needed for their physical or mental health. This hurts or threatens the vulnerable adult's well-being. Or call the statewide hotline at End-Harm.
Is he or she living in a hospital, nursing home, or a facility that serves adults with mental illnesses, developmental, or physical disabilities, functional impairment, or chemical dependency? Is he or she receiving services from one of the above facilities, but not including outpatient services for chemical dependency, mental illness treatment, or a person committed for a sexual psychopathic personality or sexually dangerous person? Regardless of living situation and assistance received, is he or she physically or mentally infirm or have a physical, mental, or emotional dysfunction?
Under Minn. What is the purpose of this definition? Social services 2.