Legislative Resources

It is important for older adults to keep abreast of potential changes to legislation that may directly affect their quality of life. Your involvement can help with the creation of more effective laws, programs, and services. If you need assistance, please call our Information Line at 800-510-2020.

  • Federal Legislative & Policy Resources
  • California State Legislative & Policy Resources

Federal Legislative & Policy Resources

Administration on Aging, U.S. Department on Health and Human Services
The Older Americans Act of 1965 established the Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, which is headed by the Assistant Secretary for Aging in the Department

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA) protects individuals who are 40 years of age or older from employment discrimination based on age.

Americans with Disabilities Act 

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is a federal agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. CMS runs the Medicare and Medicaid programs, two national health care programs that benefit about 75 million Americans.

Federal Legislation
THOMAS provides a searchable database for all bills introduced in Congress from 1973 through the present.

Older Americans Act of 2000

The Official U.S. Government Site for People with Medicare

California State Legislative & Policy Resources

California Commission on Aging 

The Commission serves as the principal advocate in the state on behalf of older individuals, including, but not limited to, advisory participation in the consideration of all legislation and regulations made by state and federal departments and agencies relating to programs and services that affect older individuals. As such it is the principal advisory body to the Governor, State Legislature, and State, Federal and local departments and agencies on issues affecting older individuals;
California State Assembly

California State Assembly Committee on Aging and Long-Term Care

California State Senate

California Code of Regulations 
The California Code of Regulations (CCR) website contains the text of the regulations that have been formally adopted by state agencies, reviewed and approved by the Office of Administrative Law, and filed with the Secretary of State.


Legislative Analyst's Office 
The Legislative Analyst's Office (LAO) of California provides fiscal and policy advice to the Legislature.

Official California Legislative Information
This website is maintained by the Legislative Counsel of California and contains information on all California bills and California law.

Raising Awareness about Abuse in California

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UCLA Center for Health Policy

USC Law School Legal Resources

Click here to find providers in the Office on Aging Guide to Services.

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