LANSING, Mich. — As part of an initiative to protect Michigan’s elderly, Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement after the Michigan Senate on Thursday passed Senate Bill 77, which addresses nursing home residents and their use of electronic monitoring.
“Protecting the rights of Michigan’s senior population is one of my most important responsibilities as Attorney General. With Thursday’s passage of Senate Bill 77, our state is taking a giant leap forward in promoting the health and welfare of those who reside in nursing homes. Permitting the voluntary use of monitoring devices in these facilities will serve as a powerful deterrent against elder abuse and may provide law enforcement with the concrete evidence we need to secure a conviction if or when any abuse takes place. I am encouraged to see the Senate pass this important bill in such an overwhelming, bipartisan manner and am hopeful the House of Representatives will act quickly to pass this bill before the end of session.”
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