The Elder Justice Act: Elder Abuse is Now a Federal Issue

Location: WEBINAR


Catherine Cownie and Adam Freed, BrownWinick health law attorneys, will provide an overview of the Elder Justice Act, as well as the launch of the Elder Justice Task Force in a one-hour WEBINAR on Tuesday, July 19, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This WEBINAR is sponsored by LeadingAge Iowa.

In 2010, Congress enacted the Elder Justice Act as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Protecting the elderly from abuse and neglect has long been within the purview of state governments. The Elder Justice Act represents the first coordinated federal effort to address abuse, neglect and exploitation against our nation's seniors. In March 2016, the Department of Justice announced the launch of ten regional Elder Justice Task Forces to "bring together federal, state and local prosecutors, law enforcement and agencies that provide services to the elderly, to coordinate and enhance efforts to pursue nursing homes that provide grossly substandard care to their residents." One of the ten regions is the Northern District of Iowa.


  • Describe the background of the Elder Justice Act
  • Identify the recent trends in enforcement of the Elder Justice Act, with an emphasis on the cases that address some of the most common enforcement issues
  • Discuss compliance tips related to the Elder Justice Act and how the recent Elder Justice Task Force regulation may affect senior living communities

WHO SHOULD ATTEND:  Administrators, CEOs, DONs, Staff Educators, Social Workers and personnel from all areas of senior housing.