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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. For the purpose of this section and Sections and , the term "unlicensed hospital" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Section , and the term "licensed hospital" shall have the meaning ascribed to it in Section Any person over 18 years of age subject to protection under this chapter or any person, including, but not limited to, persons who are senile, people with intellectual disabilities and developmental disabilities, or any person over 18 years of age that is mentally or physically incapable of adequately caring for himself or herself and his or her interests without serious consequences to himself or herself or others. A means unjust or improper use of another person or another person's resources for one's own profit or advantage, with or without the person's consent; and. B includes acts by a person who stands in a position of trust or confidence with a vulnerable adult or who knows or should know that the vulnerable adult lacks the capacity to consent that involve obtaining profit or advantage through undue influence, deception, fraud, intimidation, or breach of fiduciary duty; in this subparagraph, "fraud" has the meaning given in AS In cases of limited guardianship only, a person is not deemed an incapacitated person for purposes of voting if the person files a petition, has a hearing and the judge determines by clear and convincing evidence that the person retains sufficient understanding to exercise the right to vote pursuant to section
NCBI Bookshelf. Authors Thomas L. In some ways financial abuse is very similar to other forms of elder abuse in that it can be devastating to the victim and is frequently traced to family members, trusted friends, and caregivers.
It can be difficult to know when or if you should get involved. Law enforcement and social service agencies cannot be everywhere. Your help is needed.