Georgia Cracks Down on Elderly Abuse

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By: Mike Springer
May 3, 2013

Moultrie, GA-Georgia is cracking down on elderly abuse.

Republican Governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 78 into law Friday. He did it in front of supporters and healthcare providers at UniHealth Magnolia Manor in Moultrie.

The bill strengthens Georgia's current elderly abuse laws by adding sexual and financial abuses to it. It also expands the list of people who would have to report elderly abuse.

"We know that this is a problem because law enforcement has a difficult time getting their hands around it. We believe this does give them some of the tools they need to enforce the law., said Deal.

The law takes effect July 1.