Toward Eliminating the Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation of Impaired Adults: The District of Columbia Adult Protective Services Act of 1984

Laurie A. Lewis, The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law


This Note will briefly discuss the history of the adult protective services concept. It will then examine the prior law in the District of Columbia pertaining to the support and abuse of adults. Finally, it will conclude with a detailed discussion of the Adult Protective Services Act of 1984, its legislative history, and its impact on prior District of Columbia law.