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We Support Change in Elder Abuse Laws

Florida Representative Watson (Miami-Dade County) and Florida Senator Gibson (Duval County) have submitted HB 259. A Bill worthy of attention from our community of advocates working towards improved medical rights and accountability in the Sunshine State. In full support of this Bill, there are some important points to note in relation to Florida's Wrongful Death Act. If "Florida's Free Kill" Law is not also addressed, the implication is that the Elder Abuse Fatality teams will have limited contribution to hold certain perpetrators of elder wrongful death accountable, specifically those who cause wrongful death by medical error. Yet it is a giant step in the right direction.