Massachusetts Former AG Continues Bid for Adult Guardianship Office

…”former Attorney General Scott Harshbarger is asking lawmakers to pick up an unfinished piece of the reforms he sought around elder protection and adult guardianship.

Harshbarger on Monday asked the Judiciary Committee to throw its support behind a bill that would establish a state office of adult guardianship as a public-private partnership that would handle the appointment of guardians for adults who cannot make their own legal decisions and lack family, friends or access to volunteers who could step into the role.

The office would serve “the poor and the powerless,” Harshbarger said, including people who are elderly and intellectually or developmentally disabled.”

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By Katie Lannan, State House News Service
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