In 2014 this Act became the law in Newfoundland and Labrador.
It protects adults who are at risk of abuse and neglect, and who do not understand or appreciate that risk.
The Adult Protection Act applies to every adult in Newfoundland and Labrador who meets the criteria of an adult in need of protective intervention, regardless of living arrangement.
If you think an adult is in need of protective intervention you must report it. You can call confidentially to 1-855-376-4957.
The law states you must report your suspicions. If you do not, you may be fined up to $10,000 and/or imprisoned up to one year.
The Adult Protection Act Provincial Policy Manual establishes policies intended to provide consistent and quality implementation of the Act throughout the province. It includes step by step procedures about how to determine whether an adult is in need of protective intervention. The manual can be found at:
The following information session is available to key stakeholders who require knowledge of the Act:
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