|Posted:||December 10, 2018 03:29 PM|
|From:||Senator Bob Mensch|
|To:||All Senate members|
|Subject:||Older Adult Protective Services Act Re-Write|
|In the near future, I will be reintroducing legislation to overhaul the Older Adults Protective Services Act (OAPSA), which aims to detect and reduce elder abuse in the Commonwealth, as well as provide protective services for Pennsylvanians over 60 years of age.
This legislation, which was Senate Bill 899 last session, will improve the delivery of resources and streamline the services provided to older adults. The bill will:
ban without further evaluation.
Senate Bill 899 fixes this constitutionality issue and also provides for employment practices that are safe for care organizations and, most importantly, Pennsylvania’s older adults.
Last session, this legislation unanimously passed the Senate, but was never considered in the House of Representatives. I ask that you join with me in support of this initiative.
If you have any questions please call Mark Fetzko at 717-787-3110.
Introduced as SB819