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.
A long-term care facility may file a civil action against a resident’s responsible payor for misappropriation of the resident’s funds.
Expands criminal history check to include previous residence(s) outside the state of Texas.
Ensures that the next-of-kin is notified when the cause-of death on a death certificate is amended.
Long-Term Care Ombudsman information is posted on facilities’ websites
Defining penalties for elder financial exploitation or abuse
Fraudulent securing of document execution without a person’s express consent.
Increase enforcement of existing state laws on cash-for gold shops
9/1/21 & 1/1/22
Implementing a simplified SNAP application process