Section 5101.63 | Reporting abuse, neglect or exploitation of adult.
If, during the course of an investigation conducted under section 5101.62 of the Revised Code, any person, including the adult who is the subject of the investigation, denies or obstructs access to the residence of the adult, the county department of job and family services may file a petition in court for a temporary restraining order to prevent the interference or obstruction. The court shall issue a temporary restraining order to prevent the interference or obstruction if it finds there is reasonable cause to believe that the adult is being or has been abused, neglected, or exploited and access to the person's residence has been denied or obstructed. Such a finding is prima-facie evidence that immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result, so that notice is not required. After obtaining an order restraining the obstruction of or interference with the access of the protective services representative, the representative may be accompanied to the residence by a peace officer.
Available Versions of this Section
- July 1, 2000 – Amended by House Bill 471 - 123rd General Assembly [ View July 1, 2000 Version ]
- September 29, 2018 – House Bill 49 - 132nd General Assembly [ View September 29, 2018 Version ]
- March 20, 2019 – Amended by Senate Bill 158 - 132nd General Assembly [ View March 20, 2019 Version ]
- March 31, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 24 - 133rd General Assembly [ View March 31, 2021 Version ]
- September 30, 2021 – Amended by House Bill 110 - 134th General Assembly [ View September 30, 2021 Version ]
- April 4, 2023 – Amended by Senate Bill 288 - 134th General Assembly [ View April 4, 2023 Version ]