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Bill to create adult protection registry in Kentucky clears state Senate
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Thursday, February 20, 2014 5:01 PM EST
The Kentucky Senate has passed a bill aimed at creating an adult protection registry to list people found to have abused the elderly or disabled.
The measure cleared the Senate on a 36-0 vote Thursday and now goes to the House.
Even before the vote, the proposal was endorsed by House Speaker Greg Stumbo.
The measure would require care providers for vulnerable adults to check the registry to make sure potential employees don't have a history of abusing the elderly or disabled.
The checks would be with the state Cabinet for Health and Family Services.
Those on the list would be the subject of a "substantiated finding" of adult abuse, neglect or exploitation.
The legislation is Senate Bill 98.