The bill amends statutory provisions concerning the mistreatment, self-neglect, and exploitation of at-risk adults. Each county department shall require each prospective employee who, during the course of his or her employment, will have direct contact with any actual or potential at-risk adult, to complete a fingerprint-based criminal history records check utilizing the records of the Colorado bureau of investigation.
The at-risk adults protection services task force (task force) is created to study:
- The reporting of mistreatment, self-neglect, and exploitation of an at-risk adults to law enforcement agencies and county departments; and
- The provision of protective services to at-risk adults by county departments.
All appointments to the task force shall be made on or before June 15, 2012. The task force shall submit a written report of its findings and recommendations to the health and human services committee of the senate and to the health and environment committee of the house of representatives on or before December 1, 2012. The task force is repealed, effective December 2, 2012.