The Elder Abuse and Neglect Act requires a DHS employee to report suspected abuse or neglect of a person age 60 or older living in the community. As the result of a change to the law, effective January 1, 2007, "self-neglect" will be added to the
definitions of elder abuse.
Illinois Department of Human ServicesJB Pritzker, Governor · Dulce Quintero, Secretary
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