Suspected adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; mandated reporting, vulnerable adults. (HB1494)

Introduced By

Del. Bobby Orrock (R-Thornburg)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Suspected adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation; mandated reporting; vulnerable adults. Provides that for the purpose of mandated reporting of suspected adult abuse, neglect, or exploitation, "adult" means any person age 18 or older, regardless of capacity, and requires reporting of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of any vulnerable adult. Currently, reporting is required in cases of suspected abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult who is (i) 60 years of age or older or (ii) 18 years of age or older and incapacitated. The bill also directs the Department of Social Services to develop a definition of "vulnerable adult" and to report its recommendation regarding such definition to the Chairmen of the House Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services by December 1, 2018. Except for the reporting requirement, the bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2019. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/18/2018Committee
01/18/2018Presented and ordered printed 18105047D
01/18/2018Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/29/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1494)
02/01/2018Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions with substitute (21-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/01/2018Committee substitute printed 18106570D-H1
02/05/2018Read first time
02/06/2018Motion to rerefer to committee agreed to
02/06/2018Rereferred to Health, Welfare and Institutions
02/06/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB1494H1)
02/13/2018Left in Health, Welfare and Institutions