Bill Text: IA SF152 | 2019-2020 | 88th General Assembly | Introduced


Bill Title: A bill for an act relating to the definition of vulnerable elder. (Formerly SSB 1014.)

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (? 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-04-25 - Withdrawn. S.J. 1118. [SF152 Detail]

Download: Iowa-2019-SF152-Introduced.html
Senate File 152 - Introduced SENATE FILE 152 BY COMMITTEE ON JUDICIARY (SUCCESSOR TO SSB 1014) A BILL FOR An Act relating to the definition of vulnerable elder. 1 BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF IOWA: 2 TLSB 1463SV (3) 88 mo/rh
S.F. 152 Section 1. Section 235F.1, subsection 17, Code 2019, is 1 amended to read as follows: 2 17. “Vulnerable elder” means a person sixty years of age or 3 older who is unable to protect himself or herself from elder 4 abuse as a result of age or and a mental or physical condition. 5 EXPLANATION 6 The inclusion of this explanation does not constitute agreement with 7 the explanation’s substance by the members of the general assembly. 8 Currently, under Code section 235F.1(17), “vulnerable elder” 9 is defined as a person 60 years of age or older who is unable to 10 protect himself or herself from elder abuse either as a result 11 of the person’s age or as a result of the person’s mental or 12 physical condition. This bill modifies this definition to 13 provide that a “vulnerable elder” is a person 60 years of age 14 or older who is unable to protect himself or herself from 15 elder abuse as a result of both the person’s age and mental or 16 physical condition. 17 -1- LSB 1463SV (3) 88 mo/rh 1/ 1
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