Legislation Quick Search
07/27/2021 06:51 PM
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/Legis/CSM/showMemoPublic.cfm?chamber=H&SPick=20170&cosponId=22125
Share:
Home / House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

House Co-Sponsorship Memoranda

Subscribe to PaLegis Notifications
NEW!

Subscribe to receive notifications of new Co-Sponsorship Memos circulated

By Member | By Date | Keyword Search


House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 13, 2017 11:07 AM
From: Representative Thomas P. Murt
To: All House members
Subject: Long-Term Care Consumer Financial Interest Prohibition Act (Prior HB 205)
 
I am reintroducing legislation that prohibits an employee of a long-term care facility from serving as a guardian of a consumer, an agent under a power of attorney of a consumer, a beneficiary of any insurance policy or annuity of a consumer, or an executor of the estate of a consumer. This proposal was prompted by a constituent case which involved a gentleman’s father who entered a retirement home and was “convinced” by an employee of the institution to become his “good friend.” Unfortunately, the “friend” became executor of his will and received a $100,000 fee from the arrangement.

I believe that we must do what we can to ensure that vulnerable individuals in long-term care settings do not fall prey to persons who have the opportunity to exploit them. Financial exploitation is the fastest growing type of elder abuse, and as our frail elderly population continues to grow, it is essential that we address this issue and take the steps necessary to prevent such future exploitation.

Previous Cosponsors: COHEN, D. COSTA, DONATUCCI, GINGRICH, GODSHALL, GRELL, A. HARRIS, HENNESSEY, JAMES, KIM, KINSEY, O'NEILL, SAMUELSON, SAYLOR, WATSON and McCARTER



Introduced as HB844