CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — The Nevada Supreme Court is proposing legislation to increase oversight of court-appointed guardians who watch over the state's most vulnerable residents.
The bills seek more rules for private and government-sponsored financial caretakers of elderly and incapacitated Nevadans.
The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2nkxxV9 ) Justice James Hardesty told lawmakers Wednesday that many repairs are needed.
One recommendation is to change attorney general investigations of elder abuse from civil to criminal action.
Others would ensure that every person under guardianship has an attorney and make it easier to remove guardians who violate the rights of wards of the system.
The court appointed a special commission to study the issue after a 2015 Review-Journal investigation of guardianship abuse cases.
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Nevada high court presses for greater guardianship oversight