Mississippi Legislature
2001 Regular Session

House Bill 1319

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Background

Title

Description: Vulnerable Adults Act; revise and provide enhanced penalties for crimes against the elderly.

Bill Text: [Introduced]

History of Actions:

1 01/15 (H) Referred To Public Health and Welfare;Judiciary B
2 01/30 (H) Died In Committee

Background Information:

Effective dateJuly 1, 2001
DispositionDead
DeadlineGeneral Bill/Constitutional Amendment
RevenueNo
Vote type requiredThree/Fifths

House Committees:

Principal Author: Franks

Code Sections: A 043-0047-0005, A 043-0047-0007, A 043-0047-0009, A 043-0011-0013

Title: AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 43-47-5, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES SHALL BE AUTHORIZED AND DIRECTED TO INVESTIGATE ANY ALLEGATION OF ABUSE, NEGLECT OR EXPLOITATION OF A PATIENT IN A CARE FACILITY IF THE ALLEGED ACTION OCCURRED AT A PRIVATE RESIDENCE; TO AMEND SECTION 43-47-7, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO ADD LICENSED MEDICAL PERSONNEL AND OTHER ENTITIES TO THE ENUMERATION OF MANDATED REPORTERS OF ABUSE, NEGLECT AND EXPLOITATION UNDER THE VULNERABLE ADULTS ACT AND TO PRESCRIBE CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR FAILING TO MAKE SUCH REQUIRED REPORTS, TO PROVIDE THAT ADULT CENTRAL REGISTRY CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS SHALL BE MANDATORY ON EMPLOYEES, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES, VOLUNTEERS AND PROSPECTIVE VOLUNTEERS OF ADULT CARE FACILITIES UNDER THE VULNERABLE ADULTS ACT AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE CONFIDENTIALITY OF SUCH REPORTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES; TO AMEND SECTION 43-47-9, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO PROVIDE THAT A COURT MAY AUTHORIZE THE EVALUATION OF AN ABUSED ADULT UPON SHOWING OF PROBABLE CAUSE, INCLUDING AN EVALUATION OF THE FINANCIAL RECORDS OF THE VULNERABLE ADULT; TO AMEND SECTION 43-11-13, MISSISSIPPI CODE OF 1972, TO DIRECT THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO REQUIRE ALL LICENSED NURSING FACILITIES TO CONDUCT CRIMINAL RECORD BACKGROUND CHECKS AND ADULT CENTRAL REGISTRY CHECKS ON EMPLOYEES, PROSPECTIVE EMPLOYEES AND VOLUNTEERS, TO PROVIDE IMMUNITY AND TO AUTHORIZE THE DEPARTMENT TO CHARGE THE LICENSEE A FEE FOR SUCH CRIMINAL RECORD CHECKS; TO PROVIDE ENHANCED PENALTIES FOR CRIMES COMMITTED AGAINST PERSONS AGED 65 OR OLDER; TO REQUIRE NOTICE OF PENALTY ENHANCEMENT; TO PROVIDE FOR A SEPARATE SENTENCING PROCEEDING; TO PROVIDE THAT PENALTIES MAY BE DOUBLED; AND FOR RELATED PURPOSES.


Information pertaining to this measure was last updated on 01/30/01 at 18:19.

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