Elder Abuse Reporting Requirements; Tap Water Quality; Statehouse

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Ohio aims to better protect vulnerable seniors with a law that takes affect later this month compelling even more professionals to spot and report abuse, neglect and exploitation of the elderly. The law expands the number of professions to include realtors and bank tellers, among others whose ranks will be trained to spot, and required to report, such abuse.  We'll discuss the new reporting requirements and what happens when a complaint is made.  Later, the Plain Dealer found that Cleveland is testing tap water for lead contamination, but not in the high-risk areas where lead poisoning in a huge problem.  Plus, our weekly update from the statehouse.

For More Information:

Cuyahoga Division of Senior and Adult Services

Cuyahoga County DSAS Red Flags of Abuse

Rachel Dissell article on tap water

Cuyahoga County BOE poll worker application page

Guests: 

Marlene Robinson Statler, Interim Administrator, Division of Senior and Adult Services, Cuyahoga County 
Natasha Pietrocola, Deputy Administrator, DSAS, Adult Protective Services, Cuyahoga County  
Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Cleveland Plain Dealer  
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief 
 

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