Resident Rights and Responsibilities in Virginia's Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Building Trust and Stronger Communities

13 Pages Posted: 2 Dec 2012

See all articles by Katherine C. Pearson

Katherine C. Pearson

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law

Date Written: November 30, 2012

Abstract

At the invitation of Virginia Senator George Barker, Professor Pearson testified before the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Legislative Service, Virginia Housing Commission for a working group on continuing care retirement communities (CCRCs). In her oral and written testimony, she identified seven core concerns of CCRC residents about financial transparency and governance, including the right to affordable stability in their communities and the right to voting membership on boards of governance. The author presented precedent for voting membership and responded to concerns raised by facilities for "conflict of interest." Her testimony in the Commonwealth in November 2012 builds upon earlier testimony she provided before the Senate Select Committee on Aging in July 2010.

Keywords: corporations, nonprofit, elderly, governance, transparency, conflict of interest, bankruptcy

JEL Classification: A19, D20, D21, D23, D24, D31, D45, D63, D70, D71, D72, D74, D75, D91, E61, E62, G18, G22 G28, G32

Suggested Citation

Pearson, Katherine, Resident Rights and Responsibilities in Virginia's Continuing Care Retirement Communities: Building Trust and Stronger Communities (November 30, 2012). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2184011 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2184011

Katherine Pearson (Contact Author)

Pennsylvania State University, Penn State Law ( email )

150 South College Street
Carlisle, PA 17013
United States

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