Advocacy Successes 2021
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