Controlled Substances Act of 1970
a federal statue that regulates the manufacture and distribution of the drugs that are capable of causing dependency
statistics, figures, or information
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)
a division of the department of justice that enforces the controlled substances act of 1970
the development of an emotional dependence on a drug due to repeated use
Restraining or Protective order
court order that prohibits an abuser from coming into contact with the victim
public health officer who holds an investigation if cause of death is unknown or violent
physician who investigates unexplained deaths and can perform an autopsy
diseases that are transmitted from one person to another
must have probable cause. A physician can be held liable for not reporting. - the person(s) reported is protected by law.
Physical Abuse, neglect, abandonment and financial abuse 60 years or older.
if signs show probable cause local authorities should be involved