Name of Organization:

Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum

(Nevada Revised Statutes [NRS] 427A.320)


Date and Time of Meeting:

Monday, April 29, 2002

9 a.m.


Place of Meeting:

Great Basin College

High Tech Center, Room 121

1500 College Parkway

Elko, Nevada



Some members of the Forum may be attending the meeting and other persons may observe the meeting and provide testimony through a simultaneous videoconference conducted at the following locations:



Legislative Building

Room 3138

401 South Carson Street

Carson City, Nevada


Grant Sawyer State Office Building

Room 4401

555 East Washington Avenue

Las Vegas, Nevada


If you cannot attend the meeting, you can listen to it live over the Internet.  The address for the Legislative Web site is  For audio broadcasts, click on the link “Listen to Meetings Live on the Internet.”





Call to Order and Opening Remarks

     Robert McCune, Forum President










Approval of the Minutes of the March 15, 2002, Meeting of the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum in Carson City

     Robert McCune, Forum President



Discussion of Issues Related to Elder Abuse and Neglect

     Mark A. Morrow, Founding Partner, Nursing Home Justice Center

     Sandie Durgin, Supervisor, Abuse and Neglect Detail, Las Vegas Metropolitan           Police Department

     Gil Johnstone, Chief of Elder Rights, Aging Services Division, Nevada           Department of Human Resources (DHR)

     Sally Ramm, Elder Rights Attorney, Aging Services Division, DHR



Discussion of Gaps in Services Available for Senior Citizens

     Assemblywoman Kathy A. McClain, Assembly District No. 15, Program           Manager, Clark County Senior Advocate Program



Further Discussion of Issues That May Be Addressed by the Forum, Including But Not Limited to, Utility Bills, Long-Term Care Advocacy and Resources, Educational Information Available to Senior Citizens, Transportation, and Other Services for Senior Citizens        

     Robert McCune, Forum President



Report on the Budget of the Nevada Silver Haired Legislative Forum

     Thornton Audrain, Forum Treasurer



Discussion of Fundraising Options

     Robert McCune, Forum President



Report on Activities of the National Silver Haired Congress

     Ruth Mills, Member



Informational Items

     Vance A. Hughey, Principal Research Analyst, Research Division, Legislative      Counsel Bureau

         A. Update on Medical Malpractice Insurance Issue

         B.  Notification of Lawsuit Filed Against Drug Companies by Nevada’s Office of the Attorney General

         C.  Southern Nevada Senior Citizens Resource Handbook



Public Comment


*Denotes items on which the Forum may take action.



We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to attend the meeting.  If special arrangements for the meeting are necessary, please notify the Research Division of the Legislative Counsel Bureau, in writing, at the Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street, Carson City, Nevada 89701-4747, or call Roxanne Duer or Sally Trotter at (775) 684-6825 as soon as possible.


Notice of this meeting was posted in the following Carson City, Nevada, locations:  Blasdel Building, 209 East Musser Street; Capitol Press Corps, Basement, Capitol Building; City Hall, 201 North Carson Street; Legislative Building, 401 South Carson Street; and Nevada State Library, 100 Stewart Street.  Notice of this meeting was faxed for posting to the following Elko, Nevada, Location:  Great Basin Community College, 1500 College Parkway.  Notice of this meeting was faxed for posting to the following Las Vegas, Nevada, locations:  Clark County Office, 500 South Grand Central Parkway; and Grant Sawyer State Office Building, 555 East Washington Avenue.  Notice of this meeting was posted on the Internet through the Nevada Legislature’s Web site at