Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Illinois Representative David Harris Introduces FALK~NASGA wards'/human rights visitation legislation in the 2016 Legislative Session


Illinois Representative David Harris (R) 53rd District Sponsor and Chief Co-Sponsor Representative Patricia R. Bellock (R) 47th District of Adult GUARDIANSHIP-PERSONAL RIGHTS

NASGA strongly and enthusiastically supports House Bill 4569 introduced by Rep. Harris.

Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that unless a guardian of the person of a disabled adult is specifically authorized by court order, the guardian may not restrict a ward's right of communication, visitation, or interaction with other persons, including the right to receive visitors, telephone calls, or personal mail. Provides that if a ward is incapacitated and unable to express consent to communication, visitation, or interaction with a person due to a physical or mental condition, then consent of the incapacitated ward may be presumed based on the incapacitated ward's prior relationship history with the person.

Provides that the court may, upon motion by the guardian and good cause shown, place restrictions on a person's ability to communicate, visit, or interact with an incapacitated ward. Effective January 1, 2017.

NASGA is grateful to Rep. David Harris, Rep. Patricia Bellock and Rep. Michael Tryon’s commitment to the FALK~NASGA wards'/human rights visitation legislation.

We applaud Rep. David Harris’ ongoing dedication and legislative actions on behalf of the elderly and disabled of Illinois, the voiceless victims of a growing number of unlawful and abusive guardianships.

Read the full text of House Bill 4569

See Also:
NASGA on HB5573

NASGA on HB2504, HB2505, HB2506

NASGA Press Release

NASGA Press Release: Legislation Update: The State of Illinois Passes HB2505; Members in Legislative Action

NASGA Legislative Members


Sylvia Rudek said...

Thank you! Rep. Harris and Rep. Bellock for your sponsorship and support of much needed and long overdue legislation that will better protect and improve the quality of life and well being of all adults with disabilities under guardianship.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Rep Harris, Rep Bellock, Rep Tryon, and Sylvia for your hard work and support related to this important bill ! Sincerely , Pam Pedersen