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Legal Information: South Dakota
21-65-10. Persons who may make showing for protection order
The showing required pursuant to § 21-65-11 may be made by any of the following:
(1) The vulnerable adult;
(2) The guardian, conservator, attorney in fact, or guardian ad litem of the vulnerable adult;
(3) A witness to the vulnerable adult abuse; or
(4) An adult protective services worker who has conducted an investigation.
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