SB 675 Modifies the offense of misappropriations of funds of elderly nursing home residents
Sponsor: Goodman
LR Number: 2462S.02I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Seniors, Families and Public Health
Last Action: 3/5/2007 - Second Read and Referred S Seniors, Families and Public Health Committee Journal Page: S400
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2007

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SB 675 - This act modifies the offense of misappropriation of funds of elderly nursing home residents. This act provides that it shall be evidence of misappropriating funds and failing to pay for the nursing home care of an elderly person if:

(1) The nursing home sends by certified mail, with confirmation receipt requested, notification of failure to pay nursing home expenses incurred by an elderly resident to the person who has legally assumed responsibility of managing the financial affairs of the elderly person and such person has the financial resources to pay for the nursing home expenses;

(2) The nursing home does not receive payment within thirty days of receipt of first notification and the nursing home sends by certified mail, with confirmation receipt requested, a second notification of failure to pay nursing home expenses;

(3) The nursing home does not receive payment within thirty days of receipt of second notification and the nursing home sends by certified mail, with confirmation receipt requested, a third and final notification of failure to pay nursing home expenses; and

(4) The nursing home does not receive payment within thirty days of receipt of third and final notification.

This act is substantially similar to provisions contained in CCS/HCS/SS/SCS/SB 577.

ADRIANE CROUSE