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Adult Protective Services: Professionals

These resources help professionals know how to respond to suspected abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, and self-neglect, and how to better protect elder adults and adults at risk.

Responding to suspected abuse, neglect, and exploitation

Wisconsin law

Wisconsin statutes that define adult protective systems:

The Chapter 55 Manual, P-20460A (PDF) has more information on these statutes.

According to Chapter 55, the agency must report on how it responds to each reported case of suspected abuse, financial exploitation, neglect, or self-neglect.

This information is collected by the Wisconsin Department of Health (DHS) using the Wisconsin Incident Tracking System (WITS).

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Last revised August 8, 2023