3112.“Dependent Adult” Explained (Welf. & Inst. Code,
A “dependent adult” is a person between the ages of 18 and 64 years
[insert one of the following:]
[who has physical or mental limitations that restrict his or her
ability to carry out normal activities or to protect his or her rights.
This includes persons who have physical or developmental
disabilities or whose physical or mental abilities have diminished
because of age.]
[who is admitted as an inpatient to [a/an] [insert 24-hour health
New September 2003
Directions for Use
Read the alternative that is most appropriate to the facts of the case.
Sources and Authority
• “Dependent Adult” Defined Welfare and Institutions Code section 15610.23.
• “Developmentally Disabled Person” Defined Welfare and Institutions Code
California Elder Law Litigation (Cont.Ed.Bar) § 6.22
1 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 5, Abuse of Minors and Elderly,
§ 5.31 (Matthew Bender)