98RS HB652


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HB 652/FN (BR 2184) - R. Palumbo

     AN ACT relating to elder abuse.
     Amend KRS 209.020 to include uniform definitions, and require the Cabinet for Human Resources to promulgate administrative regulations for these; amend KRS 209.100 to include "exploitation" in the description of abuse and neglect; amend KRS 209.990 to require that any person who knowingly or willingly financially exploits an adult is guilty of a Class C felony; create a new section of KRS 209 to require the Cabinet for Human Resources to develop a protocol to provide for prevention and intervention of elder abuse, neglect, or exploitation that outlines levels of need and identifies state agencies capable of intervening at each level, create a public awareness program; amend KRS 311.625 to limit witness to an advance directive; amend other sections of KRS 209 to conform.


     HCS/FN - Delete requirement that cabinet create a public awareness program and develop protocols to outline levels of need and the state agencies capable of intervening at each level; require the cabinet to have access to financial records of elders when an investigation of abuse, neglect or exploitation is conducted; require the cabinet to create an Elder Abuse Committee to develop a model protocol on elder abuse and neglect in Kentucky through the involvement of state agency personnel who directly or indirectly provide services to the elderly or their families; require coordination of the committee's activities with local long-term care ombudsmen and local governmental human service groups; require the committee to explore the need for statewide resource directories, to enhance public awareness campaigns for elder abuse and neglect and to provide forums for the exchange of information to educate the elder population and their families on the rights of elders; and require an annual report to the Governor and the Legislative Research Commission on their activities, products and recommendations for public policy.

     Feb 19-introduced in House
     Feb 20-to Health and Welfare (H)
     Feb 24-posted in committee
     Mar 10-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Calendar with Committee Substitute
     Mar 11-2nd reading, to Rules; recommitted to Appropriations and Revenue (H)
     Mar 12-taken from Committee, placed in the Orders of the Day
     Mar 16-3rd reading, passed 89-0 with Committee Substitute
     Mar 17-received in Senate
     Mar 18-to Health and Welfare (S)
     Mar 23-reported favorably, 1st reading, to Consent Calendar
     Mar 24-2nd reading, to Rules; posted for passage in the Consent Orders of the Day for March 25, 1998
     Mar 25-3rd reading, passed 37-0
     Mar 26-received in House; enrolled, signed by each presiding officer
     Mar 27-delivered to Governor
     Apr 7-signed by Governor

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