Abuse of the elders in nursing homes

Abuse of the elders in nursing homes

Most of us have heard horrible stories about elders being physically and sexually abused in nursing homes.

The Atty. Gen.’s office wants to make the perpetrators pay for these heinous crimes!

Below you will see additional fines for criminals who abuse elders in nursing homes. In addition we have attached testimony in support of this bill. Please read the testimony.

Attached please find testimony of Toby Unger, Chief of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Division, in support of H725 and S416.

An Act strengthening the Attorney General’s tools to protect nursing home residents and other patients from abuse and neglect, Filed by Rep. Balser and Sen. Lewis.  

In addition to lengthening the statute of limitations, the bill increases each of the civil penalties in the law (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXVI/Chapter111/Section72K):

  • From $5,000 to $25,000, if no bodily injury results;
  • From $10,000 to $50,000, if bodily injury results;
  • From $20,000 to $100,000, if sexual assault or serious bodily injury results;
  • From $50,000 to $250,000, if death results.

Please support this bill: https://malegislature.gov/Committees/Detail/J24

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