On November 5, 2013, the Council met in a closed, Executive Session to discuss and further refine the proposals. The Council agreed to and adopted a final set of eight recommendations for federal action to combat elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation that address a broad range of elder justice issues important to stakeholders and constituents. These recommendations were provided to and approved by the DHHS Secretary in May 2014, in accordance with the EJA.
The Council believes the recommendations represent a focused, yet well-balanced, approach for establishing greater federal leadership in the area of elder justice and for improving the federal response to elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. These recommendations fully address the statutory charge of the Council, to review how best to enhance coordination at the federal level.