Elder Death Analysis Review Team (MEDART)
The Maine Elder Death Analysis Review Team, MEDART, was formed in 2003 under the auspices of the Office of the Attorney General, and is charged with examining deaths and cases of serious bodily injury associated with suspected abuse or neglect of elderly and vulnerable adults. ??The team, whose membership includes representation from state, local and county law enforcement, prosecutors, victim advocates, licensing and certification, adult protective services, and mental health, meets monthly to review selected cases, the purpose of which is to identify whether systems that have the purpose or responsibility to assist or protect victims were sufficient for the particular circumstances or whether such systems require adjustment or improvement. ?MEDART seeks to foster system change that will improve the response to victims and prevent similar outcomes in the future. ?
MEDART produces reports annually or biannually. ?The following reports are available and require the free Adobe Reader.