Mississippi law defines a vulnerable adult as a person, whether a minor or adult whose ability to perform the normal activities of daily living is impaired due to a mental, emotional, physical or developmental disability or dysfunction, or brain damage or the infirmities of aging.
2010 Mississippi Code TITLE 43 - PUBLIC WELFARE Chapter 47 - Mississippi Vulnerable Adults Act. 43-47-1 - Short title. 43-47-3 - Legislative purpose. 43-47-5 - Definitions. 43-47-7 - Reporting abuse, neglect, or exploitation; establishment of central register; confidentiality.
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A vulnerable person is defined in the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act as a person 18 years of age or older, or any minor whose ability to perform the normal activities of daily living, or to provide for his or her own care, protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation or improper sexual contact, is impaired due to.