Over the past few years, some progress has been made legislatively. At the end of this year’s legislative session, for example, the approved Health and Human Services budget bill included provisions to continue the state’s Elder Abuse Task Force and to create a Legislative Interim Committee to work on proposed legislation that would address the task force’s findings.
But there still are many unanswered questions about how such a law would work once passed: Who will be in charge of enforcing it? Will additional money be made available those agencies charged with enforcing the new law? What additional training will be required of those charged with enforcing the new law? Et cetera.
Iowa City Press-Citizen