Welfare and Institutions Code Sections 15600 et seq.

Compiled May, 2015

Our review of the annotated history reveals the following legislative history (every “c.” below represents a separate legislative bill):

Derived from:

Welfare and Institutions Code § 15600
“Abuse of the Elderly and Other Dependent Adults”
Added by Chapter 1184, Statutes of 1982
Amended in 1983 by Chapter 1273 and several times thereafter

Former Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 9380, et seq.
“Elder Abuse Reporting Law”
Added by Chapter 1273, Statutes of 1983
–  Underwent several amendments
–  Repealed by Chapter 769, Statutes of 1986

Former Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 15610, et seq.
“Elder Abuse and Dependent Adult Civil Protection Act”
Added by Chapter 1120, Statutes of 1985
Amended 1985, c. 1164; 1986, c. 769, 1987, c. 1396, 1990, c. 435 and 1991, c. 197
Repealed by Chapter 594, Statutes of 1994

Current Welfare and Institutions Code §§ 15610, et seq.
Added 1994, c. 594
Amended numerous times thereafter

Nine bills affected this section.                          

Tracing Statutory Language:

  • Research fees can be minimized by ordering only the bills that affected specific subdivisions or phrases of interest to you.
  • Changes to statutes can sometimes be determined by the annotations provided by Deering’s, Westlaw, and Lexis.
  • If annotations are not available, one strategy is to look at each chaptered law noted above to observe the changes. Another strategy is to retain us to trace your language and report our findings back to you.

Since 1974, Legislative Intent Service, Inc. has provided the legislative and regulatory history for all state statutes and regulations. You can order legislative history research in two different ways:

  1. Traditional Custom Research for a per-bill fixed research fee, based on time-frame.
  2. Store Research for $300 per bill, available for immediate download here.

We appreciate the opportunity to provide this assistance. Contact us if you have any questions or wish to place an order for custom research or tracing.