Accountability can help protect citizens, especially the most vulnerable among us.
No one wants to see a love one abused.
No one wants to think it could happen to one of their own family members either.
But it can.
Should it happen to one of your own family members, you would want justice.
According to a recent KARE article titled “Lawmaker calls for new law on secrecy in elder abuse complaints,” the Minnesota government agrees.
The government does not merely agree.
It is also taking action.
They are making laws to notify family members of those who may be victims.
The state has a history of keeping families in the dark during elder abuse investigations.
This will help provide some accountability to fully investigate claims and complaints.
The agency responsible for investigations into elder abuse has been criticized for failing to take its responsibility seriously.
By enacting a law requiring transparency, the government hopes to ensure accountability and improve the effectiveness of the agency responsible for such investigations.
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Reference: KARE (December 12, 2017) “Lawmaker calls for new law on secrecy in elder abuse complaints”