§ 38-9-1 Short title
§ 38-9-2 Definitions
§ 38-9-3 Legislative findings and intent
§ 38-9-4 Arrangements for protective services; liability of department for protective services; services to conform to wishes of person to be served; duty of department to ascertain persons in need of care and protection
§ 38-9-5 Emergency protective services
§ 38-9-6 Protective placement or other protective services
§ 38-9-7 Violations; penalties
§ 38-9-8 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical, sexual, or emotional abuse, neglect, or exploitation – Required; contents; investigation
§ 38-9-9 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical abuse, neglect or exploitation – Immunity of reporter from civil and criminal liability
§ 38-9-10 Reports by physicians, etc., of physical abuse, neglect or exploitation – Penalty for failure to make report
§ 38-9-11 Exemption of officers, agents and employees of department from civil liability

Terms Used In Alabama Code > Title 38 > Chapter 9 - Protection of Aged Adults or Adults With a Disability

  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Assets: (1) The property comprising the estate of a deceased person, or (2) the property in a trust account.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • circuit: means judicial circuit. See Alabama Code 1-1-1
  • commissioner: The Commissioner of the State Department of Human Resources. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • COUNTY DEPARTMENT: The department of human resources in each of the 67 counties. See Alabama Code 38-1-1
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • writing: includes typewriting and printing on paper. See Alabama Code 1-1-1