The DEA Protective Services Unit is responsible for investigating complaints of elderly abuse of Rhode Islanders 60 and older by a family member, caregiver or person with duty of care.. Abuse may include physical, emotional, sexual, financial exploitation, or abandonment.
Under Rhode Island law (R.I.G.L 42-66-10), DEA records pertaining to a person reported to be abused, neglected, exploited or abandoned are confidential and are not deemed public records.
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