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Elder Law: Primary Authority

Federal Statutes and Regulations

The United States Code (U.S.C.) has many statutes that cover areas of interest in the field of Elder Law.  The print version of the U.S.C. is located in the Reference Area of the Law Library.  There are corresponding regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations (C.F.R.) which are also located in the Reference Area.  The U.S.C and C.F.R. can both be accessed online at http://www.gpo.fdsys/ as well as through Cornell University's Legal Information InstituteSome of the major pertinent statutes and regulations include:

Social Security, 42 U.S.C. § 401 et. seq., 20 C.F.R. Part 401, et. seq.

Medicaid, 42 U.S.C. § 1396 et. seq., 42 C.F.R. Parts 430-456

Medicare, 42 U.S.C. § 1395 et. seq., 42 C.F.R. § 400.200 et. seq.

Supplemental Security Income (SSI), 42 U.S.C. § 1381 et. seq., 20 C.F.R. Part 416

Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), 29 U.S.C. § 621 et. seq., 29 C.F.R. §1625 et. seq.

Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), 29 U.S.C. § 1396 et. seq., 29 C.F.R. § 2509 et. seq.

Oklahoma Statutes and Regulations

Oklahoma has several statutes and regulations governing Elder Law issues.  Some of the titles of the Oklahoma Statutes Annotated containing laws of concern in Elder Law include Title 22 (Criminal Procedure), Title 25 (Discrimination),  Title 43A (Mental Health), and Title 63 (Public Health and Safety).  Oklahoma Statutes may be accessed via OSCN.

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