Advocacy Successes 2021

Advocacy Successes

What laws, rules, and policy changes do we count as wins for older adults 2021? These are the federal, state, and local changes that we are celebrating so far.


SB 270
A long-term care facility may file a civil action against a resident’s responsible payor for misappropriation of the resident’s funds.


SB 721
Expands criminal history check to include previous residence(s) outside the state of Texas.


HB 723
Ensures that the next-of-kin is notified when the cause-of death on a death certificate is amended.


HB 3961
Long-Term Care Ombudsman information is posted on facilities’ websites


HB 1156
Defining penalties for elder financial exploitation or abuse


SB 109
Fraudulent securing of document execution without a person’s express consent.


SB 1132
Increase enforcement of existing state laws on cash-for gold shops
9/1/21 & 1/1/22


SB 224
Implementing a simplified SNAP application process

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