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Lawmakers wrapping up 2010 legislative session approve legislation to protect seniors from abuse

 

Effort to create a Cabinet-level Department on Aging fails

Nashville, TN – Tennessee lawmakers this year adopted legislation to protect seniors from abuse and scams, but stopped short of consolidating dozens of programs for the elderly scattered across 23 state departments and agencies.

As the 2010 legislative session wound toward a close, lawmakers unanimously approved a bill seeking to protect seniors and others from abuse by health care providers. The Senate sent the governor the Elderly and Disabled Adults Protection Act (SB2297/HB2284) on a 27-0 vote on Thursday.

The Tennessee Senate

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