Who is eligible to file an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Act order?
Any person who is elderly (65 or older) or a person of any age with a disability who has been the victim of abuse within the last 180 days is eligible. Also, a guardian or guardian ad litem of the abused person may petition for an order if the abused person is in immediate and present danger of further abuse.1 There are no relationship requirements between the victim and abuser; the abuser can be anyone who is abusing an elderly or disabled person.2
Note: Any time during which the abuser is incarcerated or lives more than 100 miles from the victim is not counted as part of the 180-day period.3
1 O.R.S. § 124.010(1)(a)
2 O.R.S. § 124.010(1)(c)
3 O.R.S. § 124.010(6)