Oklahoma Aging Partnership releases 2012 report

Oct 19, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Aging Partnership has released its annual legislative report on legislation affecting older Oklahomans.

The 2012 Legislative Report on Aging Issues details seven OAP-endorsed bills on long-term care, home and community-based services and health and safety.

They include bills that authorize a nationwide fingerprint background check for future long-term care employees and provide assisted living residents the option of selecting their own doctors and pharmacies.

The OAP's mission is to advocate for the passage and enactment of legislation that will improve the health, safety and welfare of Oklahoma's older citizens.

Oklahoma State Council on Aging chairman Chuck Clark says aging advocates want to speak with a unified voice on issues that affect aged Oklahomans. Clark says the OAP's annual legislative report is an important tool to accomplish that goal.

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