An Act protecting elders and persons with disabilities

Legislation would prevent caregivers from working the moment a criminal investigation is launched, and if they are found guilty or their cases are continued without a finding, the caregivers’ licenses would be permanently suspended.
They also would be barred from ever working with the elderly, children, and people with disabilities, even if their cases were continued without a finding, and would be fined if they tried to seek work as a caregiver with a suspended license.
Filed after WCVB Channel 5 investigative reports of elder abuse in which perpetrators could continue to work in a caregiving setting.