Governor’s Task Force Considers Ways to Reduce the Incidence of Elder Abuse
Governor’s Task Force Considers
Ways to Reduce the Incidence of Elder Abuse
by Alison Hirschel, MPLP Elder Law Attorney
As noted in the last newsletter, Governor Granholm issued
an Executive Order in May that established the Elder Abuse Task Force. The diverse
17 member body is charged with identifying resources and changes in law that
will assist in the prevention of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation. Its
final report and recommendations are due in May, 2006.
The Task Force meetings are scheduled for November 3, 2005 (University Ballroom, East Lansing Marriott at University Place), December 1, 2005 (Detroit); January 5, 2006 (Lansing); February 2, 2006 (Lansing), March 2, 2006 (Detroit), April 6, 2006 (Lansing), May 4, 2006 (Lansing) and one more additional day in May that has not yet been selected. The Task Force accepts public comment at every meeting and members of the public are encouraged to provide brief testimony. For more information about the schedule and location of the Task Force meetings or other information, contact Drew Walker, Elder Abuse Task Force Project Director or go to http://www.healthteam.msu.edu/imc/Elder/default.htm.