Legal & Ethical Issues

posted 01.19.2017
ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, who is president of Matz, Blancato & Associates in Washington D.C. as well as a current AARP Board member, has an article on The Huffington Post concerning the new issue of ASA’s journal, Generations. The issue covers a comprehensive range of policy matters… Read More
posted 10.24.2018
ASA recently joined with 31 other member organizations of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in expressing concern to the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services about the Department of Health and Human Services plans to reallocate funding from several important programs to… Read More
posted 10.24.2018
On October 24, President Trump signed major legislation to curb the nation’s opioid crisis. The “Substance Use–Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act” or the “SUPPORT for Patients and Communities Act” enhances addiction treatment and… Read More
posted 08.31.2018
ASA recently joined more than 30 other national organizations, including AARP, Justice in Aging, and NCOA, in a letter to the House and Senate conference committee seeking to reconcile differences between the two chambers in the Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018.
posted 08.07.2018
ASA joined an effort led by the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, the Leadership Conference Education Fund, Muslim Advocates, The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, the NALEO Educational Fund, and numerous other… Read More
posted 09.06.2017
The American Society on Aging today deplored yesterday’s announcement by the Department of Justice of an intention to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, a move that potentially places nearly 1,000,000 individuals currently living in the United States at risk of… Read More
posted 08.16.2017
The American Society on Aging (ASA) deplores the racist violence that occurred at a white supremacist rally held this past Saturday in Charlottesville, Va. We offer condolences to the families and friends of the three individuals who lost their lives and wish full recoveries for the people who were… Read More
posted 05.25.2017
Rep. Peter King (NY) and Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (OR) announced the establishment of a bipartisan Elder Justice Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, May 25, 2017. ASA Board Chair Bob Blancato, in his role as National Coordinator of the Elder Justice Coalition, applauded this… Read More
posted 05.25.2017
The American Society on Aging today called on Congress to abandon the budget proposal submitted by the President yesterday and offer an alternative that spares the deepest cuts in domestic spending in a generation. ASA Board Chairman Bob Blancato said, “The pure volume of ill-advised program… Read More
posted 07.20.2015
The Administration for Community Living of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is soliciting comments, and will be hosting 12 listening sessions, on newly-released draft voluntary guidelines for Adult Protective Services (APS) systems.