Legal & Ethical Issues

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. 
posted 07.13.2015
The White House Conference on Aging is underway, and you can watch live at whitehouse.gov. President Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks at 8:15 AM (Pacific)/11:15 AM (Eastern) time.
posted 03.05.2015
This week, ASA joined SAGE, Justice in Aging (formerly the National Senior Citizens Law Center), the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, and the National Hispanic Council on Aging in filing an amicus
posted 05.13.2014
A number of LGBT and aging organizations have been advocating with the Social Security Administration to ensure that the Supreme Court Windsor decision striking down Section 3 of DOMA will bring access to Social Security benefits for as many lesbian and gay spouses as possible throughout the nation… Read More
posted 11.14.2013
If you or someone you know suspect you’ve been victim of a scam or fraud aimed at seniors, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging has set up a new toll-free hotline to help.
posted 10.30.2013
The U.S. Senate HELP Committee voted today to approve the OAA reauthorization bill after defeating the Burr amendment by a margin of 14-7—the amendment would have eliminated the “hold harmless” provisions in the Act, which were introduced in the Act’s 2006 Reauthorization.
posted 10.30.2013
Yesterday, ASA joined other members of the Leadership Council of Aging Organizations (LCAO) in signing on to a Chair's letter supporting reauthorization of the Older Americans Act.
posted 09.25.2013
The Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee of the U.S. Senate will be marking up the 2013 Reauthorization of the Older Americans Act on October 2. A new draft of the legislation can be downloaded here. Have an opinion about the legislation, or the impact of the OAA? We hope you’ll… Read More
posted 09.12.2013
ASA has endorsed the House version of the Elder Protection and Abuse Prevention act introduced to the House today by Rep. Matt Cartwright (D.-Pa.). The announcement from Rep. Cartwright’s office is available here.