No such proceeding

Legislation, Adult Protective Proceedings - Protected Person (incomplete)

It appears that the code governing Protective Services for at-Risk Adults only permits the provision of protective services to consenting adults.  Colo. Rev. Stat. § 26-3.1-104(1) states that protective services shall be immediately provided or arranged for if the "county director or his or her designee determines that an at-risk adult is being mistreated or self-neglected, or is at risk thereof" and the adult provides consent.  

On the other hand, if services are needed but the at-risk adult appears to lack the capacity to consent and does not consent to the services, the county director may petition the court for guardianship or conservatorship of the adult. Id. at (2).  For more information about the right to counsel in guardianship and conservatorship matters in Colorado, see Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Protected Person.

Because there is seemingly no procedure to compel an adult to accept services within the Protective Services code, this development is classified as "No such proceeding."