Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Year-End Reflection #5: Guardianship Task Forces

More states are stepping up and committing to special Task Forces to investigate guardianship and court practices, and make suggestions and plans for reform to the legislators and state government.

The newest to step up, create a Task Force, and submit a report is the State of Pennsylvania.  Their report covered at least 130 suggestions, including volunteer monitoring programs, a Ward's Bill of Rights, and a state-wide database.

NASGA encourages all states to do the same, especially the "retirement" states where there is such a high concentration of elderly people. 

See: Pennsylvania Creates Office to Protect Seniors


Finny said...

I don't know much about these task forces and haven't been watching. I hadn't given them a thought as to the part they play in reform. Thanks for the info.

Brian said...

Thanks for educating us on these task forces. I have seen them but always dismissed them as being elder attorneys doing their own agenda. I'm glad to hear instead that they're a sign of hope.

StandUp said...

Good reminder and I join with you in hoping other states do the same quickly.