90th General Assembly
Summary of SB0754
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Short description: 
VULNERABLE ADULTS-PROTECTION                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Vulnerable Adults Act.  Requires  certain  categories      
   of  professionals  to report maltreatment of persons at least 18 years      
   of age who are institutionalized in hospitals, nursing care facilities      
   and other institutions  or  who  are  impaired  because  of  physical,      
   mental, or emotional dysfunction. Requires that the report be made to       
   the department of State government (that is, the Department of Public       
   Health, Human Services, or Aging) that is responsible for licensing         
   facility. Exempts from civil and criminal liability a person who makes      
   a good faith report to the agency. Estabilishes procedures for inves-       
   tigating allegations of maltreatment. Amends various Acts related to        
   abused adults. Amends the Crinimal Code of 1961. Repeals the offenses       
   of abuse and gross neglect of long term care facility resident, crimi-      
   nal neglect of an elderly or disabled person, and financial exploita-       
   tion of an elderly or disabled person. Creates the offenses of crimi-       
   nal abuse of a vulnerable adult, criminal neglect of a vulnerble adult      
   adult, and financial exploitation of a vulnerable adult. Establishes        
          FISCAL NOTE (Dept. of Aging)                                         
          Estimated implementation cost is $2.5 million the first year.        
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: 99-01-12

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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