Elder Abuse Reporting Requirements; Tap Water Quality; Statehouse
Ohio aims to better protect vulnerable seniors with a law that takes affect later this month compelling even more professionals to spot and report abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly. The law expands the number of professions to include realtors and bank tellers, among others whose ranks will be trained to spot, and required to report, such abuse. We'll discuss the new reporting requirements and what happens when a complaint is made. Later, the Plain Dealer found that Cleveland is testing tap water for lead contamination, but not in the high-risk areas where lead poisoning in a huge problem. Plus, our weekly update from the statehouse.
For More Information:
Marlene Robinson Statler, Interim Administrator, Division of Senior and Adult Services, Cuyahoga County
Natasha Pietrocola, Deputy Administrator, DSAS, Adult Protective Services, Cuyahoga County
Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief