September 2, 2015

Hot Report: Acts Affecting Seniors

OLR Report 2015-R-0150 provides highlights of new state laws affecting seniors enacted during the 2015 regular and special legislative sessions.

Some of the policy areas covered in the report include:
  • a right to civil cause of action for elder abuse
  • expanded training for direct care workers
  • prohibitions on inheritances following abuse
  • an expansion of the list of professionals who are mandated reporters
  • Medicaid over-the-counter drug coverage expansion
  • changes to Continuing Care Retirement Communities
  • full state income tax exemption for military retirement income 
Read the full report for information about the laws passed in each of these areas and several others.