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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 02-226



Actions Taken by the Commission

[32 Pa.B. 848]

   The Independent Regulatory Review Commission met publicly at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, January 24, 2002, and took the following action:

Regulation Approved:

   Department of Aging #1-17: Protective Services for Older Adults (amends 6 Pa. Code Chapter 15)


Approval Order

Public Meeting held
January 24, 2002

Commissioners Voting: John R. McGinley, Jr., Chairperson, by phone; Alvin C. Bush, Vice Chairperson; Arthur Coccodrilli, dissenting; Robert J. Harbison, III; John F. Mizner

Department of Aging--Protective Services for Older Adults; Regulation No. 1-17

   On November 15, 1999, the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (Commission) received this proposed regulation from the Department of Aging (Department). This rulemaking amends 6 Pa. Code Chapter 15. The proposed regulation was published in the November 27, 1999, Pennsylvania Bulletin with a 30-day public comment period. The final-form regulation was submitted to the Commission on December 27, 2001.

   This regulation updates regulatory language to reflect changes in program terminology; clarifies definitions and text; implements criminal record checks for applicants; and mandates the reporting of suspected abuse at care-providing facilities. The final-form rulemaking is mandated by the Older Adults Protective Services Act, as amended by Acts 169 of 1996 and 13 of 1997.

   We have determined this regulation is consistent with the statutory authority of the Department (35 P. S. §§ 10225.101--10225.5102) and the intention of the General Assembly. Having considered all of the other criteria of the Regulatory Review Act, we find promulgation of this regulation is in the public interest.

By Order of the Commission:

   This regulation is approved.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 02-226. Filed for public inspection February 8, 2002, 9:00 a.m.]

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