The Case That Prompted this Blog
February 14, 2011
Feb. 12, 2011
An adult abuse registry proposed for Kentucky would make it easier for law enforcement, potential employers and families to keep tabs on caregivers found to have harmed elderly and disabled people. Most important, it would help them keep such scoundrels from easily being able to strike again.
Senate Bill 38 seems reasonable in the face of a serious problem with potential to worsen — if for no other reason than that Americans are living longer and the ranks of the elderly are growing.
State Sen. Julie Denton, R-Louisville, is sponsoring SB 38, and she chairs the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, which voted 7-3 this week to move the bill to the full Senate for discussion and, we hope, speedy passage. Sen. Denton makes the case that SB 38 will provide Kentucky's adults with a protection already given to abused children.
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