The State Authority on the Maltreatment of the Elderly

There are no uniform laws for the maltreatment of elders and people with disabilities.  Every state is different in how they describe “maltreatment” and how they address the issues of fraud, abuse, neglect and exploitation of these individuals.  We believe understanding how each state addresses these issues is one of the first steps in creating national awareness for these groups and the professionals, such as attorneys, who work to protect them.

This portion of our website is designed to provide you with State Resources. It is updated monthly with both changes to the existing states resources, if any, and new states that we have researched.  If you do not see your state listed and would like it to be next on our list, please contact us to let us know.

This is for informational purposes only and is not a complete library of laws and rules associated with the maltreatment of the elderly or persons with disabilities.  If you have reason to believe that an elder or person with a disability is being abused, neglected or exploited, report it to your local law enforcement authorities.

About The Sketchley Method (TSM)

The Sketchley Method was created to give a voice to the very real issues of fraud, abuse, theft and exploitation that vulnerable elders and disabled individuals face on a daily basis.