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Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC

DIVISION 9. PUBLIC SOCIAL SERVICES [10000 - 18999.8]

  ( Division 9 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

PART 3. AID AND MEDICAL ASSISTANCE [11000 - 15771]

  ( Part 3 added by Stats. 1965, Ch. 1784. )

CHAPTER 12. Protective Placements and Custody of Endangered Adults [15700 - 15705.40]

  ( Chapter 12 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. )

ARTICLE 2. Definitions [15701 - 15701.4]
  ( Article 2 added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. )

15701.
  

The definitions contained in this article and Chapter 11 (commencing with Section 15600) shall govern the construction of this chapter.

(Amended by Stats. 2002, Ch. 54, Sec. 13. Effective January 1, 2003.)

15701.05.
  

“Appropriate temporary residence” means any of the following:

(a) A home or dwelling belonging to a member of the endangered adult’s family or next of kin, if it would not constitute a risk to the endangered or dependent adult.

(b) An adult residential care facility or residential care facility for the elderly designated by the county as an emergency shelter and that is licensed by the State of California to deal with the needs of elder or dependent adults.

(c) A 24-hour health facility, as designated by Sections 1250, 1250.2, and 1250.3 of the Health and Safety Code.

(d) This chapter shall not be used to circumvent or supplant the involuntary detention and evaluation process provided for pursuant to Chapter 2 (commencing with Section 5150) of Part 1 of Division 5. A person shall not be deemed an “endangered adult” for the sole reason that he or she voluntarily relies on treatment by spiritual means through prayer alone, in lieu of medical treatment.

(e) This chapter shall not be used to effectuate placement in jails or correctional treatment centers, as defined in paragraph (1) of subdivision (j) of Section 1250 of the Health and Safety Code.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

15701.25.
  

“Endangered adult” means a dependent or elder adult who is at immediate risk of serious injury or death, due to suspected abuse or neglect and who demonstrates the inability to take action to protect himself or herself from the consequences of remaining in that situation or condition.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

15701.4.
  

“Appropriate temporary protective services” means those services provided to ensure that the endangered adult is protected from the immediate risk of serious injury or death due to suspected abuse or neglect, and that the effects of the abuse or neglect are remedied in accordance with the endangered adult’s needs. These services may include, but not be limited to, any of the following:

(a) Social services case work and case management, including, but not limited to, evaluations of the endangered adult’s functional capacity and community resources.

(b) The development of an appropriate individualized service plan.

(c) Appropriate referral and emergency response services.

(d) Counseling.

(e) Temporary shelter.

(f) Emergency services.

(g) Respite services.

(h) Alternative housing and housing assistance.

(i) In-home supportive services.

(j) Adaptive equipment.

(k) Transportation.

(l) Psychology services.

(m) Other health related services and referrals to legal services and advocate agencies.

(Added by Stats. 1996, Ch. 913, Sec. 1. Effective January 1, 1997.)

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