17:16T-2 Definitions relative to release of certain account information.
2.As used in this act:
"Account" means a deposit or fiduciary account maintained with a financial institution in the senior or vulnerable customer's name.
"Community setting" means a private residence or any noninstitutional setting in which a person may reside alone or with others, but shall not include residential health care facilities, rooming houses or boarding homes or any other facility or living arrangement subject to licensure by, operated by, or under contract with, a State department or agency.
"County adult protective services provider" means a county Board of Social Services or other public or nonprofit agency with experience as a New Jersey provider of protective services for adults, designated by the county and approved by the Commissioner of Human Services pursuant to the "Adult Protective Services Act," P.L.1993, c.249 (C.52:27D-406 et seq.).
"Financial institution" means a state or federally chartered bank, savings bank, savings and loan association or credit union.
"Financial record" means an original of, a copy of, or information known to have been derived from, any record held by a financial institution pertaining to a senior or vulnerable customer's account or relationship with the financial institution.
"Law enforcement agency" means a law enforcement agency of the State or of a local government unit.
"Senior customer" means a natural person, who, to the financial institution acting in good faith, appears to be at least 60 years of age, who utilized or is utilizing any service of a financial institution, or for whom a financial institution is acting or has acted as a fiduciary, in relation to an account maintained in the person's name.
"Vulnerable customer" means a natural person, who is at least 18 years of age, resides in a community setting, and, to a financial institution acting in good faith, appears to have a physical or mental illness, disability or deficiency, or lacks a sufficient understanding of, and the capacity to make, communicate or carry out decisions concerning, the management of the customer's savings or resources, who utilized or is utilizing any service of a financial institution, or for whom a financial institution is acting or has acted as a fiduciary, in relation to an account maintained in the person's name.
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