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					                                  INVESTIGATION
                                                                                          DJ & F S conducts
                      Is             yes                                                    investigation
                investigation
                 completed
                   without
                obstruction or
                interference?                                       no




                                                                                    yes
                                                                    Hearing held             Court issues temporary
  DJ & FS petitions probate       Court sends notice of hearing
                                                                     court finds          restraining order for 14 days
court for temporary restraining   to adult and interested parties
                                                                    interference/
 order to prevent interference
                                                                     obstruction
       with investigation
                                                                        with
                                                                    investigation
                        SERVICES
                                                              DJ & FS develops
    Are APS               Does adult
     services     yes     voluntarily          yes              APS plan and
                                                              provides services
    required?             consent to
                           services?



                                     no


DJ & FS closes
                                        yes
                                                      DJ & FS petitions probate        Notice served personally
                            Are
APS case &                                              court for emergency            on adult at least 24 hrs.
                        emergency
makes referrals                                               APS plan                  prior to hearing, mail
                          services
                                                                                      notice to interested parties
                         required?




                                no                                                 Notice served personally
                                              DJ & FS petitions probate             on adult at least 5 days
                                              court for routine services             prior to hearing, mail
                                                                                  notice to interested parties
                             REPORT
                                                                  DJ & FS investigates
   Report of abuse,                                                   emergency
neglect or exploitation                                     yes      within 24 Hrs.
 received by Dept. of     Assessment of   Is this an              serves adult written
Job & Family Services     report by DJ&   Emergenc                       notice
       (DJ&FS)                  FS        y?




                                                       no


                                                                    DJ & FS
                                                                  investigates
                                                                    within 3
                                                                  working days
                   Court orders emergency APS if:
  Emergency        1) Adult is incapacitated;
hearing held no    2) Adult abused, neglected or exploited
sooner than 24     3) An emergency exists
hrs. & no later    4) No legally responsible person to consent to emergency services
  than 72 hrs.     Emergency order limited to not more than 14 days
 after notice,
 unless court
 waives notice


                      If not, case dismissed




                  Court orders APS if:
                  1) adult abused, neglected or exploited
Hearing held at   2) is in need of protective services
  least 5 days    3) is incapacitated and
   after adult    4) has no person who is available and who can give legal consent to APS
 served notice




                    If not, case dismissed

				
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