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Report from the Older Iowans Legislature Friday May 20, 2022

Members and friends of the Older Iowans Legislature

 

A quick reminder of the Priority Issues of the Older Iowans Legislature sent to the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly:

 

The Older Iowans Legislature is having some success in advocating the OIL Priority Issues to the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly.

 

The major bill of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature in the 2022 session of the Iowa General Assembly is the bill to establish specific penalties for acts of elder abuse, theft, financial exploitation, consumer frauds, and dependent adult abuse.

 

Bills of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature that have been passed by both the House and the Senate, have been correctly enrolled, signed by Speaker and President, and signed by Governor:

 

Bills of interest to the Older Iowans Legislature that have been passed by both the House and the Senate but have NOT YET been sent to Governor Reynolds for her signature:

 

The Older Iowans Legislature is also monitoring:

 

PRIORITY ISSUES OF THE OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE IN THE 2022 SESSION OF THE IOWA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

A QUICK SUMMARY

ELDER ABUSE: Establish specific penalties for acts of elder abuse, theft, financial exploitation, consumer frauds, and dependent adult abuse

 

DIRECT CARE WORKFORCE: Expansion of direct care worker registry and voluntary public portal of caregivers

 

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN: Appropriation of $300,000 to increase the number of long-term care ombudsmen by two and provide for a Discharge and Transition Specialist

 

LIVABLE HOMES: Appropriation for home modifications or safe at home or Age-in-Place programs language in the Health & Human Services Appropriation bill. OIL supports the Livable Homes Program Coalition whose aim is to:

 

OIL PRIORITY ISSUES AND OTHER BILLS OF INTEREST TO THE OLDER IOWANS LEGISLATURE IN THE 2022 IOWA GENERAL ASSEMBLY:

DATES OF SENATE AND HOUSE ACTIONS

ELDER ABUSE

DIRECTCARE WORKFORCE

LONG-TERM CARE OMBUDSMAN

LIVABLE HOMES

GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS

CEMETERY MERCHANDISE, FUNERAL MERCHANDISE, FUNERAL SERVICES

Ron Jome

 Secretary, Older Iowans Legislature

 

 


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