The South Carolina House Judiciary committee has introduced a bill called The Vulnerable Adult Maltreatment Registry Act which would require South Carolina Law Enforcement Division and the Department of Social Services to establish a registry of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of vulnerable adults.  Hopefully, this will create accountability and deter the abusive conduct we see so often.

The problem will be funding and maintaining the lists.  SLED and DSS already have their hands full and do not have the resources to properly investigate, corroborate, and resolve issues involving vulnerable adults.

 

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