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Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute’s Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and Informed Consent

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Wednesday, January 20, 2021 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute’s Statement Regarding the COVID-19 Vaccine and Informed Consent

As the U.S. continues the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute is concerned about the ability of persons who may lack legal capacity to provide consent to accept the shot if they don’t have a health care proxy or guardian to act for them.  Since residents of nursing homes have been…

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Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute Presents on Public Guardianship at Massachusetts Bar Association’s 8th Annual Probate Law Conference

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Tuesday, November 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute Presents on Public Guardianship at Massachusetts Bar Association’s 8th Annual Probate Law Conference

On Friday, November 13th, 2020, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute and the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court will present a two-hour program about their joint pilot project, Public Guardian Services (“PGS”), at the Massachusetts Bar Association’s 8th Annual Probate Law Conference.   Topics that will be covered during the two-hour presentation include: Why do we…

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Probate and Family Court Partners With Non-Profit on Pilot Project to Create Massachusetts’ First Public Guardian

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Monday, July 6, 2020 / Comments Off on Probate and Family Court Partners With Non-Profit on Pilot Project to Create Massachusetts’ First Public Guardian

The Probate and Family Court today announced that it is partnering with Public Guardian Services (PGS), a Massachusetts non-profit organization, to implement a pilot project for a public guardian in Massachusetts. The pilot begins July 6th and will be implemented in Suffolk and Plymouth Counties. Public Guardian Services is lead by Executive Director Sandy Hovey,…

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Massachusetts Policy Institute Annual Report 2019-2020

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Tuesday, June 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Massachusetts Policy Institute Annual Report 2019-2020

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Courts Issue Updated COVID-19 Related Orders Regarding Court Operations and Phased Re-opening

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Monday, June 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Courts Issue Updated COVID-19 Related Orders Regarding Court Operations and Phased Re-opening

Courts Will Continue to Conduct most Business Virtually until at least September. By: Wynn Gerhard, JD The Massachusetts Courts continue to monitor the evolving risks from COVID-19, and have recently updated new Standing Orders and updates on Court procedures. Outlined below is the status of these Orders as of June 24, 2020, for the Supreme…

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Policy Report: Nursing Home Policy Reforms Signaled by the COVID-19 Crisis

By Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute / Tuesday, May 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Policy Report: Nursing Home Policy Reforms Signaled by the COVID-19 Crisis

The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute members have compiled a report titled “Nursing Home Policy Reforms Signaled by the COVID-19 Crisis”. The report offers four cost-effective proposals for improving the care of nursing home residents, especially those who are cognitively impaired and unable to communicate their own needs.

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