Elder Abuse Task Force Recognizes Rep. Sharon Cooper For Work On Nursing Home Reform

Officer Chuck McPhilamy of the Marietta Police Department distributed a statement on behalf of the North Georgia Elder Abuse Task Force recognizing Georgia state Representative Sharon Cooper, HD-43, Marietta, for her work in the successful passage and signing into law of House Bill 987.

The law increases the fines for violations by nursing homes and makes the training, staffing and financial stability requirements to operate a nursing home in Georgia more stringent.

It also prohibits retaliation against a person reporting abuse, neglect or exploitation of a nursing home resident.

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