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Updated: 
March 26, 2018

What is the legal definition of “abuse” for purposes of getting an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Act order?

For the purpose of this section, Oregon state law defines “abuse” as:

  • Physical injury or pain;
  • Neglect that leads to physical harm;
  • Abandonment;
  • Naming calling, harassment, threats, and inappropriate sexual comments that threaten the emotional or physical wellbeing of the victim;
  • Taking or threatening to take property or money rightfully belonging to the victim;
  • Sexual contact with an elderly or disabled person who is unable able to consent; or
  • Causing any sweepstakes promotions to be mailed an elderly or disabled person when that person spent over $500 on sweepstakes promotions the year before, and court assistance is needed to prevent the person from spending more money.*

* O.R.S. § 124.005(1)