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Office of Guardianship Oversight

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Office of Guardianship Oversight

Please call your State Senator and State Representative TODAY! As you know, the Massachusetts State Legislature began its new two-year session three weeks ago. In this session, the Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”)  has initiated a bill to establish an Office of Adult Decisional Support Services within the Trial Court: This proposed legislation would…

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Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting 2018

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting 2018

Recap of the National Guardianship Association Meeting by Heather Connors, Ph.D In October, the Guardianship Institute sent three representatives to the National Guardianship Association Annual Meeting in Palm Springs California. The conference brings together guardians and guardianship stakeholders from across the nation to learn, network and share resources. Educational opportunities included keynote speakers, breakout sessions…

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A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century

Monday, January 28, 2019 / Comments Off on A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century

A Guardianship Policy for the 21st Century by Peter Macy, Ed.M, J.D. The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute (the “Institute”) advocates two important reforms to the guardianship/conservatorship system in Massachusetts: (1) a public guardian for the most isolated and indigent individuals in need; and (2) a state office to oversee the quality, impact, cost‐effectiveness and adequacy…

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Join us for Guardianship Rounds!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Join us for Guardianship Rounds!

The Massachusetts Guardianship Policy Institute is excited to offer a new initiative – Guardianship Rounds.  

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Former Attorney General Speaks on Guardianship

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 / Comments Off on Former Attorney General Speaks on Guardianship

Former Attorney General Speaks on Guardianship By Hon. Scott Harshbarger Former Attorney General for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts “Guardianship” today means both less and more than it has in the past. Less, because we now understand that decisional support is a spectrum: one size does not fit all, and informal supportive relationships with friends, family…

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