NJ Gov. Signs Bill To Protect Elderly In Long-Term Care

Law360, New York (October 17, 2013, 8:52 PM EDT) -- New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday signed legislation designed to protect the safety and dignity of elderly people living in continuing care facilities, establishing greater regulation for an industry that has spawned complaints of financial and emotional abuse of the elderly. 

Christie signed S2052, which establishes a bill of rights for elderly residents in continuing care retirement communities. The bill's sponsors said the legislation will ensure a higher quality of life for elderly people who may not be able to speak up for themselves when...
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