From the Summary: "Elder abuse is a complex issue. As such, it often leads to calls for a multifaceted policy response that combines public health interventions, social services programs, and law enforcement. To address this complexity, the Elder Justice Act was enacted on March 23, 2010, as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA, P.L. 111-148, as amended). The Elder Justice Act is intended to provide a coordinated federal response to elder abuse by emphasizing various public health and social service approaches to prevent, detect, and treat abuse. The Elder Justice Act is Congress's first attempt at comprehensive legislation to address abuse, neglect, and exploitation of the elderly at the federal level."
CRS Report for Congress, R43707
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