Help people in difficult situations

Article posted on November 14, 2017

We continued to move legislation today and voted on several nominees for various positions.  We’re scheduled to vote on a bill of mine tomorrow concerning guardianship law.  The bill would allow family members access to a loved one under the protection of a guardian unless the guardian has legal grounds to prevent contact.  Under current law, a guardian could prevent access for any reason forcing a relative to go to court to prove they should have it.  It also has notification requirements in the bill for the guardian to follow.  Family members should know if their loved one moves, goes into a home or is released from one, or passes away.  Believe it or not, some guardians do not contact family members with this essential information.  Hopefully, this legislation will help people in difficult situations.

-John

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