Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. Provides that a provider agency may recruit volunteers for the purpose of increasing public awareness and providing transportation and companion services to eligible adults. Effective immediately.
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act. Provides that under the Elder Abuse and Neglect Act, qualified volunteers may be used for the purposes of increasing public awareness and providing companion-type services, as prescribed by rule, to eligible adults. Provides that a qualified volunteer must undergo training as prescribed by the Department by rule and must adhere to all confidentiality requirements as required by law. Effective immediately.