LANG-MCKEON-FLOWERS-SCOTT-SCULLY, MCCARTHY, MCGUIRE,
MAY AND MURPHY.
ELDER ABUSE-EXTENDED REPORTING
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. Extends the list of
mandated reporters of elder abuse to bankers and lawyers. Extends the
responsibilities of the Department on Aging to include education and
warning programs about elder abuse in conjunction with other state
departments, banks and other financial institutions, and utility
companies. Provides that professionals who are mandated reporters who
willfully fail to report suspected elder abuse shall be referred to
the appropriate professional disciplinary board and that other
mandated reporters who willfully fail to report are guilty of a
misdemeanor. Extends the period of review by a provider agency of
services provided to elders from up to one year to up to 2 years.
FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)
HB 591 will initially cost the State an estimated $1,362,500
($62,500 for an Executive II position and $1,300,000 for fol-
low-ups of two years, instead of one).
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
320 ILCS 20/2
Deletes provisions making bankers and lawyers mandated reporters
of elder abuse.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
Provides that any mandated reporter (rather than just a
non-professional mandated reporter) required by the Act to report
suspected financial exploitation, abuse, or neglect of an elderly
person who willfully fails to report is guilty of a Class A
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 2 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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