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Elder Justice Act
- Elder Justice Act (Open Congress.org)
H.R. 1783 – To amend the Social Security Act to enhance the social security of the Nation by ensuring adequate public-private infrastructure and to resolve to prevent, detect, treat, intervene in, and prosecute elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, and for other purposes.
- Elder Justice Act (ABA.net)
Summary of S.1070 and H.R. 1783. Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to establish an Elder Justice program under title XX (Block Grants to States for Social Services)
- President Obama Signs Elder Justice Bill Into Law (Int'l Federation on Aging – 3-24-10)
As part of the new US health care system plan, Congress and President Obama have approved the Elder Justice Act and the Patient Safety Abuse Prevention Act. This will include Adult Protective Services (APS) funding that will provide $400 million in first-time dedicated funding for adult protection services. It will also provide $100 million in state demonstration grants in order to test many different methods that will improve APS. The Elder Justice Bill will establish what is being referred to as the Elder Justice Coordinating Council that will make recommendations to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on the coordination of activities of federal, state, local and private agencies.
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