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The North Dakota Legislature passed the Vulnerable Adult Protective Service Law in 1989. The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults.

Vulnerable Adult Protective Services The North Dakota Legislature passed the Vulnerable Adult Protective Service Law in 1989. The law authorized the Department of Human Services to develop, administer, and implement a program of protective services for vulnerable adults.

Effective August 1, 2013 in North Dakota, these professionals and individuals are required to report abuse, neglect, and exploitation of vulnerable adults. "Qualified individuals" were added to the list of mandatory reporters effective August 1, 2017, following the passage of 2017 Senate Bill (SB) 2322.

The APS map is designed to provide easy access to information on reporting suspected abuse nationwide. For information on Long-Term Care Ombudsman programs for residents of nursing homes, board & care homes or assisted living facilities, please visit the National Long-Term Care Ombudsman Resource Center website. Click on the state, or territories of Puerto Rico or Guam, for which you wish .