92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0591
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Short description: 
ELDER ABUSE-EXTENDED REPORTING                                             

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Elder Abuse and  Neglect  Act.  Extends  the  list  of      
   mandated  reporters of elder abuse to bankers and lawyers. Extends the      
   responsibilities of the Department on Aging to include  education  and      
   warning  programs  about  elder  abuse in conjunction with other state      
   departments, banks  and  other  financial  institutions,  and  utility      
   companies.  Provides that professionals who are mandated reporters who      
   willfully  fail  to  report suspected elder abuse shall be referred to      
   the  appropriate  professional  disciplinary  board  and  that   other      
   mandated  reporters  who  willfully  fail  to  report  are guilty of a      
   misdemeanor. Extends the period of review  by  a  provider  agency  of      
   services provided to elders from up to one year to up to 2 years.           
          FISCAL NOTE (Department on Aging)                                    
          HB 591 will initially cost the State an estimated $1,362,500         
          ($62,500 for an Executive II position and $1,300,000 for fol-        
          low-ups of two years, instead of one).                               
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Deletes reference to:                                                
          320 ILCS 20/2                                                        
        Deletes provisions making bankers and lawyers mandated  reporters      
   of elder abuse.                                                             
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.                                                 
        Provides  that  any  mandated  reporter  (rather  than   just   a      
   non-professional  mandated  reporter)  required  by  the Act to report      
   suspected financial exploitation, abuse,  or  neglect  of  an  elderly      
   person  who  willfully  fails  to  report  is  guilty  of  a  Class  A      
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   2     SENATE -   0


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