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The Home Safety Council Applauds Senate Passage and U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY)

The Home Safety Council (HSC) applauded the August 2, 2007 Senate passage of the "Safety of Seniors (S.O.S.) Act of 2007." The bill focuses on expanding falls prevention research for America's senior citizens, educating the public and health care professionals on how to reduce falls, and evaluating the affect of falls on health care costs.

Home Safety Council also applauded U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, who authored the legislation and worked for many years to ensure its passage.

"For many of our nation's seniors, a fall means serious injury and often leads to a rapid decline in health," Enzi said. "This act will help prevent falls and save lives through education, prevention and early intervention. By reducing the occurrences and costs of falls, this bill will help to secure the health and safety of America's seniors."

The bill is now awaiting action by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.

To read the full text of the bill, click here.

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