elder justice

(17) The term “elder justice” means— (A) from a societal perspective, efforts to— (i) prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation; and (ii) protect older individuals with diminished capacity while maximizing their autonomy; and (B) from an individual perspective, the recognition of an older individual’s rights, including the right to be free of abuse, neglect, and exploitation.


42 USC § 3002(17)

Scoping language

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