Lawmakers may be looking into the state's adult guardianship rules this year. Guardianship gives one person the legal authority to act on behalf of someone else who is incapacitated, doing things like paying bills and talking to doctors. Often a family member of close friend will serve as a guardian, but the court can also appoint someone if needed. The guardian then has a lot of power over the other person, a situation that can sometimes lead to abuse. State Senator John Bonacic, chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, talks about the current system, and the roundtable discussion held Monday.
Preventing abuse through the guardianship system
By Capital Tonight Staff | January 9, 2018 @7:26 PM