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Illinois State Representative Paul Evans (R-Highland) has introduced a law that would crackdown on the abuse of disabled people. His proposal would improve protocol of the Office of Inspector General (OIG) investigations. Features of the proposed law would amend the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities Intervention Act, requiring the OIG to refer evidence of crimes against an adult with disabilities to the appropriate law enforcement agency immediately upon finding evidence of such crimes.
Evans presented the proposed amendment before the Illinois House Human Services Committee hearing in Chicago on August 2nd.
“Today’s committee heard the heartbreaking stories of alleged abuse …