Indiana is a mandatory report state, meaning everyone is required by law to report cases of suspected neglect, battery or exploitation of an endangered adult to an APS unit or law enforcement. All reports are secured and kept confidential.
- Battery: Knowingly or intentionally touching a person in a rude, insolent or angry manner; or in a rude, insolent or angry manner placing any bodily fluid or waste on another person
- Neglect/Self-Neglect: The intentional withholding of essential care or service or the inability of an individual to care for himself or herself; abandonment and confinement of an individual is also considered neglect
- Exploitation: The intentional misuse of a person’s property, person or services for financial gain; includes, but is not limited to, sexual misuse as well as the use of the endangered adult’s labor without pay.