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North Carolina Division of Aging and Adult Services

   

    Elder Abuse

    Disabled adults of any age are protected in North Carolina under State law (N.C. General Statute 108A-102), which mandates that "any person having reasonable cause to believe that a disabled adult is in need of protective services shall report such information." The county departments of social services provide adult protective services under the supervision of the State Division of Aging and Adult Services.

     

    North Carolina also has a well-established Ombudsman Program designed to promote and protect the rights of residents of long-term care facilities, including "to be free from mental and physical abuse."

     

     

    Last updated July 22, 2004