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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: December 2, 2014 03:11 PM
From: Representative Daniel J. Deasy
To: All House members
Subject: Power of Attorney Exploitation Protection for Seniors
 
When we return to Session in January, I intend to introduce legislation that aims to protect senior citizens from being exploited by a designated power of attorney. This legislation was previously introduced by former Representative Kevin Haggerty as House Bill 130 during the 2013-14 session.

Specifically, this bill broadens the definition of "exploitation" under the Older Adults Protective Services Act to include an individual acting under a power of attorney.

In the definition of "exploitation", language is added to say that an act or course of conduct by an individual acting under a power of attorney, against an older adult or an older adult’s resources.

The effect of this proposal is to clearly state that a local area agency on aging shall have the authority to investigate and access records if there is reasonable cause to believe that an individual acting under a power of attorney is exploiting the older person or their resources.

Prior co-sponsors: HAGGERTY, MICOZZIE, YOUNGBLOOD, McGEEHAN, CONKLIN, MILLARD, PAYNE, FABRIZIO, READSHAW, SIMMONS, V. BROWN, GOODMAN, PASHINSKI, KORTZ, KULA, EVERETT, CLYMER, McCARTER, FREEMAN, MURT, PARKER, MATZIE, HACKETT and DONATUCCI



Introduced as HB1210