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November 4, 2011

Michigan Senate passes Silver Alert legislation

by silveralertbill

Michigan is currently considering legislation to create a Silver Alert program to help find missing seniors. This legislation was recently approved by the Michigan State Senate.

From a recent article in the Kalamazoo Gazette:

Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker’s bill proposing the creation of a “Silver Alert,” the equivalent of the missing-child Amber Alert system, but for senior citizens is among a package of bills that passed the Michigan Senate today aimed at safeguarding the state’s elder citizens.

The package of bills also propose increasing penalties for people who embezzle funds from vulnerable adults and creating reporting requirements for suspected abuse and neglect or knowledge of abuse and neglect in nursing homes.

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