The recent enactment of a long-awaited law to protect vulnerable adults such as seniors and those with disabilities from abuse and neglect is overall a positive move.
The Vulnerable Adults Act passed by Parliament two weeks ago will give Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) officials sweeping powers to enter private premises to assess a person's well-being and move those who are abused or deemed at high risk to a temporary safe place. Up till now, MSF officials have not had such powers.
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