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SB-1026 Seniors: fall prevention. (2017-2018)

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Date Published: 02/07/2018 09:00 PM
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CALIFORNIA LEGISLATURE— 2017–2018 REGULAR SESSION

Senate Bill No. 1026


Introduced by Senator Jackson

February 07, 2018


An act relating to seniors.


LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST


SB 1026, as introduced, Jackson. Seniors: fall prevention.
Existing law, the Mello-Granlund Older Californians Act, finds and declares that one in 3 Americans over 65 years of age suffers a fall each year, often in the home, which can cause serious injury and depression. The act establishes the California Department of Aging, and sets forth its duties and powers, including, among other things, entering into a contract for the development of information and materials to educate Californians on the concept of “aging in place” and the benefits of home modification.
This bill would declare the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to fall prevention for seniors.
Vote: MAJORITY   Appropriation: NO   Fiscal Committee: NO   Local Program: NO  

The people of the State of California do enact as follows:


SECTION 1.

 It is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation relating to fall prevention for seniors.