Minnesota Bill Adds Elder Abuse to State’s Offender Registry

Lawmakers in Minnesota are on the verge of making it easier to track nursing home workers who are convicted of violating the state’s Criminal Abuse of a Vulnerable Adult laws.

“Sadly we’re finding that there’s been an increase in abuse of our elderly, and those that maybe either have mental health issues, or simply have physical disabilities…We have to step up our game in Minnesota to address this rise in abuse…”

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Long-term care workers convicted of elder abuse would be automatically be added to the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registry. And that’s where they belong. Elder abusers are criminal predators. And the easier it is to track them, the safer you or your aging parents will be.