Hackard Law - Estate Planning
Call for free initial consultation.


We speak Spanish and Russian.

Can I Get a Copy of a CA Adult Protective Services (APS) Report?

If you have an ongoing case of potential elder abuse, the Probate Court can obtain an APS Report.

You may also seek a court order under Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15633.5(c)(3). Welfare & Institutions Code Section 15633 provides in part: (b) Reports of suspected abuse of an elder or dependent adult and information contained therein may be disclosed only to the following: (1) Persons or agencies to whom disclosure of information or the identity of the reporting party is permitted under Section 15633.5. Welfare & Institutions Code Section 5633.5. (a) Information relevant to the incident of elder or dependent adult abuse may be given to an investigator from an adult protective services agency, a local law enforcement agency, the office of the district attorney, the office of the public guardian, the probate court, the bureau, or an investigator of the Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation who is investigating a known or suspected case of elder or dependent adult abuse. (b) The identity of any person who reports under this chapter shall be confidential and disclosed only among the following agencies or persons representing an agency: (1) An adult protective services agency. (2) A long-term care ombudsperson program. (3) A licensing agency. (4) A local law enforcement agency. (5) The office of the district attorney. (6) The office of the public guardian. (7) The probate court. (8) The bureau. (9) The Department of Consumer Affairs, Division of Investigation. (10) Counsel representing an adult protective services agency. (c) The identity of a person who reports under this chapter may also be disclosed under the following circumstances: (1) To the district attorney in a criminal prosecution. (2) When a person reporting waives confidentiality. (3) By court order. (d) Notwithstanding subdivisions (a), (b), and (c), any person reporting pursuant to Section 15631 shall not be required to include his or her name in the report.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Rated By Super Lawyers Michael A.Hackard SuperLawyers.com AV PREEMINENT Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings Avvo Rating 10.0 Superb Top Attorney Litigation Million Dollar Advocates Forum Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum Top Attorneys In Sacramento Lead Counsel | LC | Rated Hackard Law A Professional Law Corporation BBB Business Review Best Real Estate
Lawyers in

*AV Preeminent is a certification mark of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Privacy Policy | Business Development Solutions by FindLaw, part of Thomson Reuters.