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IN-Indiana bill would allow alerts for missing seniors

4-20-2009 Indiana:

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana residents could soon get public warnings similar to Amber Alerts when seniors with Alzheimer's disease or other endangered adults go missing.

A bill that won final legislative approval Monday would create silver alerts, which would be issued by police and broadcast by media outlets.

Bill supporters say the proposal could protect thousands of Indiana residents with Alzheimer's disease or other cognitive problems. But some were concerned that the system would result in so many alerts that the public would tune them out.

At least 10 states have notification systems for people with some form of mental impairments.

The bill now goes to Gov. Mitch Daniels for his consideration. ..Source.. by SOuth Bend Tribune

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