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Arizona has a large population of vulnerable adults.  Arizona adopted the Adult Protective Services Act (“APSA”) in 1980.  The Arizona legislature has amended and supplemented APSA several times since. The goal of APSA is to protect Arizona’s large population of vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.  In order to further the objective of protecting vulnerable adults, in 2006, Arizona added A.R.S. § 46-459, which provides for the Adult Protective Services Registry. Pursuant to the law, the Arizona Department of Economic Security (the “Department” or “ADES”) is required to “maintain a registry of substantiated reports of abuse, neglect and… Continue Reading Arizona’s Adult Protective Services Act Registry