|Posted:||December 14, 2020 11:54 AM|
|From:||Representative Daniel J. Deasy|
|To:||All House members|
|Subject:||Power of Attorney Exploitation Protection for Seniors (formerly HB 205)|
|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.
Those that co-sponsored this bill during the 2019-2020 legislative session:
DEASY, READSHAW, FREEMAN, YOUNGBLOOD, CIRESI, NEILSON, DeLUCA, HILL-EVANS, WARREN, KORTZ, CALTAGIRONE, McCLINTON and MATZIE
Introduced as HB564