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Introduced in House (04/01/1998)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Violence Against Women Act of 1994

Title II: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act

Title III: Older Americans Act of 1965

Title IV: Public Health Service Act

Title V: Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978

Older Women's Protection From Violence Act of 1998 - Title I: Violence Against Women Act of 1994 - Amends the Violence against Women Act of 1994 to direct the Attorney General to: (1) make grants to law school clinical programs to fund the inclusion of cases addressing issues of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation, including domestic violence, and sexual assault against older individuals; and (2) develop curricula and provide for the offering of training programs regarding such issues for law enforcement officers, prosecutors, and relevant Federal, State, and local court officials. Authorizes appropriations.

Title II: Family Violence Prevention and Services Act - Amends the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act to include elder domestic abuse and adult protective services within its ambit of services, grants, and demonstration grants for community initiatives.

Title III: Older Americans Act of 1965 - Amends the Older Americans Act of 1965 to direct the Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services for Aging to consider the importance of research about the sexual assault of older women when establishing research priorities for grants or contracts for research and demonstration projects on elder abuse.

(Sec. 303) Authorizes appropriations without fiscal year limitation for grants to implement a State long-term care ombudsman program.

(Sec. 304) Directs the Assistant Secretary, when making grants and contracts, to give special consideration to projects designed to: (1) expand access to domestic violence shelters and programs for older individuals and encourage the use of certain facilities as emergency short-term shelters; and (2) promote research on legal, organizational, or training impediments to providing services to older individuals through shelters and programs.

(Sec. 305) Authorizes appropriations without fiscal year limitation for the ombudsman program and for the elder abuse prevention program.

(Sec. 306) Directs the Secretary to make grants to: (1) nonprofit private organizations to support projects in local communities to coordinate activities for intervention in and prevention of elder abuse, including domestic violence and sexual assault; and (2) develop outreach programs for assisting victims of elder abuse, including some for assisting individuals in certain senior housing facilities. Authorizes appropriations.

(Sec. 307) Directs the Secretary to develop curricula and implement continuing education training programs for certain providers of health care and social services to improve their ability to recognize and address elder abuse situations.

Title IV: Public Health Service Act - Elder Abuse Identification and Referral Act of 1998 - Amends the Public Health Service Act to instruct the Secretary, when awarding grants or contracts, to give preferences to health professions schools or programs that condition the awarding of their degrees or certificates upon significant student training in specified areas of elder abuse identification and treatment.

Title V: Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 - Amends the Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 to permit a financial institution to report suspected financial exploitation of an older individual to law enforcement entities, or government-regulated adult protective services entities. Shields such institution from liability for making such disclosure.