Elder Justice Act Moves Forward | DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

A bill in the U.S. Senate would provide more federal oversight of crimes against elders who rely on a healthcare provider. The Elder Justice Act of 2006 would create a variety of programs, including:

  • an Office of Elder Justice in the Department of Health and Human Services
  • an Office of Elder Justice in the Department of Justice
  • a federal database of data collected nationally regarding elder abuse
  • reporting crimes in federally funded nursing homes and other facilities

Summary of the Senate Bill

Virginia’s Adult Protective Services

Maryland Elder Abuse Resources