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December 3, 2020

What is the legal definition of abuse against a vulnerable adult?

Abuse against a vulnerable adult includes:

  • abandonment;
  • abuse;
  • personal exploitation;
  • improper use of restraints;
  • neglect;
  • financial exploitation; or
  • the threat of any of the above behaviors.1

1 R.C.W. § 74.34.110(1)