A vulnerable person is defined in the Mississippi Vulnerable Persons Act as a person 18 years of age or older, or any minor whose ability to perform the normal activities of daily living, or to provide for his or her own care, protection from abuse, neglect, exploitation or improper sexual contact, is impaired due to:
- mental, emotional, physical, or developmental disability or dysfunction.
- brain damage.
- the infirmities of aging.
The term “vulnerable person” also includes residents or patients, regardless of age, in a care facility.