Protective services; adult abuse and exploitation, multidisciplinary teams. (HB2560)

Introduced By

Del. Todd E. Pillion (R-Abingdon) with support from co-patron Del. Israel O'Quinn (R-Bristol)

Progress

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

Description

Protective services; adult abuse and exploitation; multidisciplinary teams. Directs local departments of social services to foster, when practicable, the creation, maintenance, and coordination of hospital and community-based multidisciplinary teams focused on the abuse and exploitation of adults 60 years of age or older or 18 years of age or older who are physically or mentally incapacitated. These teams may do the following, as practicable: (i) assist the local department of social services in identifying abused and exploited adults; (ii) coordinate medical, social, and legal services for abused and exploited adults and their families; (iii) develop innovative programs for detection and prevention of the abuse and exploitation of adults; (iv) promote community awareness and action to address adult abuse and exploitation; and (v) disseminate information to the general public regarding the problem of adult abuse and exploitation, strategies and methods for preventing such abuse, and treatment options for abused and exploited adults. The bill also allows the attorney for the Commonwealth in each jurisdiction to establish a multidisciplinary adult abuse and exploitation response team to review cases of abuse and exploitation of adults. Such multidisciplinary team may be established separately or in conjunction with any already existing multidisciplinary team. Amends § 2.2-3705.7, § 2.2-3711, § 63.2-1605, of the Code of Virginia. Read the Bill »

Status

01/16/2019: Awaiting a Vote in the Health, Welfare and Institutions Committee

History

DateAction
01/09/2019Committee
01/09/2019Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/09/19 19102355D
01/09/2019Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/11/2019Impact statement from DPB (HB2560)
01/16/2019Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #1

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