According to the laws 62A-3-305 and 76-5-111.1 in the state of Utah any person who finds any case of adult abuse, neglect or exploitation must report that to the Adult Protective Services (APS) or else the nearest law enforcement office.
The APS then brings that to the notice of the APS which takes care of the case from then on. However, if the case is of a sexual abuse or else if the object of abuse is a person below the age of 60, then the APS responds directly to the complaint.
It is to be noted that the actions of abuse, exploitation and neglect are to be notified. All the complaints related to rights are to be informed to the ombudsman.
The information received is taken and documented and then an investigator is given the job of pursuing the case from then on. Investigations are made so as to protect the adults from being subject to neglect, abuse or else exploitation and hence protect their rights.
All care is taken that the accustomed lifestyle of the person is not disturbed and also at the same intervention to a sufficient extent to stop the mal treatment. It is seen that the same sort of the incident does not repeat simultaneously by planning for it.
At times, if necessary, a sort of temporary relief for a short period of time is given to the victim in the form of day care, payee, supervision and family care services to those who are the subjects of abuse, neglect or else exploitation.
It is better that the information related to the following is provided:
If there is an emergency, one may call the local law enforcement. Or else one may find the adult protective service referral on the numbers in the following areas: