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New Pa Law Aims To Protect Seniors From Abuse


Legislation introduced by Rep. Kate Klunk, R-Hanover, to combat elder abuse was approved by the Senate late last month and later signed by the governor.

Under Klunk’s bill, House Bill 1431, posting pictures of care dependent individuals without permission will be graded as a third-degree misdemeanor, punishable by up to one year in jail and/or a fine up to $2,500.

Now named as Act 49 of 2021, it was part of a package of four bills aimed at protecting seniors from scams, neglect, or being taken advantage of.

“Over the past few years, there have been many well-documented instances of elde...

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