SB 196 – APS Initiated Restraining Order (AIRO)
Senate Bill 196, now referred to as APS Initiated Restraining Order (AIRO), passed in 2015 and became effective July 1, 2016. This legislation modified W&I Code 15557.03 and 15610.07 to allow an APS agency to file a Request for Elder or Dependent Adult Abuse Restraining Orders (EA-100) on behalf of a client who has suffered abuse as defined in section 15610.07(a) and who meets additional criteria as outlined in the code section. The following is an APS Initiated Restraining Order Template for use by county human service departments.
The expansion of this code section offers an additional tool to APS workers in their efforts to provide protective services to vulnerable adults who have been abused. The use of this tool is voluntary, and while it provides protection to a client who continues to be at risk, it has additional implications that must be considered in advance of practice.
Note: This template is also contained in the APS Guidelines under Section 3.4