|Posted:||December 5, 2018 04:56 PM|
|From:||Representative Daniel J. Deasy|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Power of Attorney Exploitation Protection for Seniors|
|Please support my legislation which aims to protect senior citizens from being exploited by a designated power of attorney. Specifically, my 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.