2003-2004 Regular Session - SB 420
Disabled Adults/Elder Persons; illegal to discriminate complaints of abuse
First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Code Section 30-5-8 of the O.C.G.A., relating to criminal offenses and penalties with regard to abuse, neglect, and exploitation of disabled adults or elder persons, so as to change certain penalties; to amend Chapter 8 of Title 31 of the O.C.G.A., relating to care and protection of indigent and elderly patients, so as to provide that it is illegal to discriminate or retaliate against employees of long-term care facilities who make complaints or provide information on abuse in long-term care facilities; to provide penalties for discrimination or retaliation against patients, relatives and guardians of patients, and employees of long-term care facilities who make complaints or provide information on abuse in long-term care facilities; to require certain reports of abuse to be made; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Jan/14/2004 - Senate Read and Referred
Jan/13/2004 - Senate Hopper