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2018 Policy Positions

Appointment to the Governor's Elder Abuse Work Group and Introduction of Reform Legislation


Elder Voice was appointed to the Governor's Elder Abuse Work Group along with AARP, Legal Aid, Alzheimer's Association and Elder Justice Center.

Achieved Significant Media Coverage and Support


Elder Voice Advocates received media coverage from the TV networks and the Star Tribune as well as the Pioneer Press.

Leveraging of OHFC Complaint and Investigation Data to Educate


Several members combed through the OHFC investigation data and collected it by legislative area. This data was delivered to key legislators so they were aware of the complaints and their areas. The TV media and Star Tribune covered this story extensively.

Legislative Auditor Issues 'Scathing' Report on the OHFC


At the request of Elder Voice, the Minnesota Legislative Auditor completed its' audit of the OHFC and released the findings in March of 2018.

Elder Abuse Work Groups Established by the Department of Health


The Commissioner of the Department of Health initiated several staffing changes and began the updating of the technology capabilities of the Office. Additionally, the Commissioner began a series of elder abuse work groups to attempt to find areas of agreement and possible compromise on legislative solutions.

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