Who is eligible to file an Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities Act order?
Any person who is elderly (65 or older) or a person of any age with a disability who has been the victim of abuse within the last 180 days is eligible. Also, a guardian or guardian ad litem of the abused person may petition for an order if the abused person is in immediate and present danger of further abuse.* There are no relationship requirements between the victim and abuser; the abuser can be anyone who is abusing an elderly or disabled person.**
Note: Any time during which the abuser is incarcerated or lives more than 100 miles from the victim is not counted as part of the 180-day period.***
* O.R.S. § 124.010(1)(a)
** O.R.S. § 124.010(1)(c)
*** O.R.S. § 124.010(6)