Georgia Governor Signs Legislation To Prevent Elder Abuse.

June 5, 2018

The Albany (GA) Herald (6/5, Haynes) reports Georgia’s Republican Gov. Nathan Deal recently signed new legislation which aims to “protect senior citizens from abuse, neglect and exploitation” by requiring “direct care employees of nursing homes, personal care homes, assisted living communities, private home care providers and adult day care centers to comply with FBI background checks and fingerprinting.” Additionally, the legislation “prohibits both the trafficking of older or disabled persons and the practice of shuffling clients to various facilities to avoid detection by law enforcement.”

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