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2009-2010 Regular Session - HB 702
Elderly persons; offense of cruelty includes exploitation; provisions
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First Reader Summary
A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 8 of Chapter 5 of Title 16 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to the protection of elderly persons, so as to provide that the offense of cruelty to a person 65 years of age or older includes the exploitation of a disabled adult or elder person; to amend Article 4 of Chapter 8 of Title 31 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to reporting abuse or exploitation of residents in long term care facilities, so as to provide that the exploitation of certain persons in long-term care facilities shall be a felony; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
Status History
Mar/09/2009 - House Second Readers
Mar/05/2009 - House First Readers
Mar/05/2009 - House Hopper