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House of Representatives
Session of 2017 - 2018 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: January 30, 2017 02:32 PM
From: Representative Daniel J. Deasy
To: All House members
Subject: Power of Attorney Exploitation Protection for Seniors
 
I am reintroducing House Bill 1210 of the 2015-2016 legislative session. This legislation aims to protect senior citizens from being exploited by a designated power of attorney. 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.

I hope that you will join me in co-sponsoring this important piece of legislation. Thank you.

PREVIOUS CO-SPONSORS - READSHAW, FREEMAN, RAVENSTAHL, C. PARKER, BISHOP, HARKINS, YOUNGBLOOD, DAVIDSON, MURT, KORTZ, GROVE, GOODMAN, MATZIE, COHEN, SCHWEYER, MILLARD, BIZZARRO, EVERETT, DeLUCA, PETRI, D. COSTA, BROWNLEE, MAHONEY, McCARTER and ROZZI



Introduced as HB1397