HCR 175 of the 2008 Regular Session extended the term of the Adult Abuse and Neglect Study Group to study the existing laws on adult abuse and neglect and the need for laws to protect those who cannot adequately protect themselves themselves; to examine the structure, operation, and outcomes of the programs established to protect vulnerable adults from abuse and neglect in Louisiana; to investigate existing jurisdictions; and to explore ways to maximize resources necessary to viably operate a program that is cost-effective and administratively efficient for the protection of vulnerable adults. The resolution required that a plan to address the needs of adults in need of protective services be submitted to the House and Senate committees on health and welfare, the House Committee on the Administration of Criminal Justice, the Senate Judiciary C Committee, the speaker of the House of Representatives, and the president of the Senate.