H.R. 2490 (108th): Elder Justice Act

Jun 17, 2003 (108th Congress, 2003–2004)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Rahm Emanuel
Representative for Illinois's 5th congressional district
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This bill was introduced on June 17, 2003, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 17, 2003
Referred to Committee Jun 17, 2003
Full Title

To promote elder justice, and for other purposes.


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91 cosponsors (70D, 20R, 1P) (show)

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Elder Justice Act - Amends the Social Security Act (SSA) to add a new title XXII (Elder Justice) to establish:
(1) within the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) an Office of Elder Justice;
(2) within HHS an Intra-Agency Elder Justice Steering Committee to coordinate HHS elder justice programs and policy;
(3) the Elder Justice Coordinating Council to make recommendations for the coordination of activities to HHS, the Department of Justice, and other relevant Federal, State, local, and private agencies and entities; and
(4) the Advisory Board on Elder Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation.
Outlines provisions with respect to uniform collection, maintenance, and dissemination of national data relating to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation.
Authorizes the HHS Secretary to award various grants, including grants for:
(1) prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
(2) five Centers of Excellence nationwide that shall specialize in research, clinical practice, and training relating to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation;
(3) six diverse communities to examine various types of elder shelters and to test various models for establishing safe havens;
(4) nonprofit organizations and faith-based organizations to encourage such organizations to establish or continue volunteer programs that focus on the issues of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, or that provide related services; and
(5) various multidisciplinary elder justice activities.
Provides for: (1) reporting to law enforcement of crimes occurring in Federally-funded long-term care facilities; (2) revising the quality of long-term care; and (3) increasing consumer information about long-term care.
(1) SSA titles XVIII (Medicare) and XIX (Medicaid) to establish programs to prevent abuse of skilled nursing facility and nursing facility residents;
(2) the Public Health Service Act to increase the number of health care professionals with geriatric training;
(3) the Older Americans Act of 1965 with respect to the long-term care ombudsman program;
(4) part A (General Provisions) of SSA title XI to establish in HHS the Office of Adult Protective Services; and
(5) SSA titles XVIII and XIX to assure safety of residents when nursing facilities close.
Establishes in the Department of Justice an Office of Elder Justice.
Amends the: (1) Federal criminal code to provide for a cause of action for elder abuse and neglect; and (2) Internal Revenue Code to provide for a long-term care facility worker employment tax credit.

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