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6 Pa. Code § 15.96. Termination of protective services.

§ 15.96. Termination of protective services.

 (a)  The agency shall terminate protective services when the older adult is no longer ‘‘an older adult in need of protective services’’ under §  15.2 (relating to definitions).

 (b)  Except when the older adult withdraws consent to the delivery of protective services, the agency may terminate protective services in one of the following ways:

   (1)  By closing the case when no further service intervention is required by the older adult.

   (2)  By closing the case when a court order for services has terminated and the older adult does not consent to further service intervention.

   (3)  By transferring the older adult to the service management system of the area agency.

   (4)  By transferring the older adult to another appropriate agency.

 (c)  When the agency terminates protective services, the agency shall inform the older adult and, if applicable, responsible caretakers of this action and its rationale and shall attempt to secure a signed statement of understanding concerning the action. When the agency transfers a protective services case, the case record shall reflect the transfer of an older adult to another agency, the specific agency of referral and the acceptance of the referral by the other agency.


   The provisions of this §  15.96 amended May 17, 2002, effective May 18, 2002, 32 Pa.B. 2412. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (228920).

Cross References

   This section cited in 6 Pa. Code §  15.13 (relating to organization and structure of protective services functions).

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