The Elder Abuse Prevention and Prosecution Act of 2017 mandates the federal government:
The law also includes several measures directly aimed at protecting seniors.
For example, the definition of prohibited telemarketing has been expanded to include email fraud such as solicitations for investment motivated by profit.
The Department of Justice is also required to provide training and support to states in fighting such abuse while also investigating and collecting data on incidents where it has occurred.
Finally, the federal government is now authorized to implement a review of a state’s guardianship and conservatorship processes with its highest court and implement changes based on the findings.
If you believe you or a loved one are the victim of elder abuse please contact Adult Protective Services, or the local police.
Mr. Abraham is an experienced attorney and founding member of the Law Firm of Abraham & Bauer. The Towson, MD office of the firm concentrates its practice in Estate Planning, Elder Law, Probate, Medical Assistance (Medicaid), Guardianship, Asset Preservation and Fiduciary Representation.
He is an active member in a number of professional organizations that focus on law, the senior community, and estate planning. He works with clients in Central Maryland, especially in Towson, Hunt Valley, Lutherville/Timonium, Parkville, White Marsh, Bel Air & Northern Baltimore City.
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