Court-appointed guardians and conservators; JLARC to study operations, etc. (HJ127)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate


Study; JLARC; court-appointed guardians and conservators; report. Directs the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) to study the operations and performance of court-appointed guardians and conservators in the Commonwealth. In conducting its study, JLARC shall (i) identify the Commonwealth's laws that help prevent and remedy abuse, neglect, and exploitation of elderly and incapacitated persons; (ii) recommend any changes that should be made to the Commonwealth's laws to better prevent and remedy abuse, neglect, and exploitation of such persons, including instances in which abuse, neglect, or exploitation is committed by a court-appointed guardian or conservator; (iii) determine and recommend the maximum number of wards per guardian that should be permitted to ensure a high level of oversight and care; (iv) identify appropriate training, qualification, and oversight requirements for court-appointed guardians; (v) determine the types and amount of information that court-appointed guardians should be required to provide when making decisions on behalf of a ward and identify the parties to whom such information should be provided; and (vi) recommend one or more processes that could be implemented to allow for the receipt and investigation of complaints regarding the actions of court-appointed guardians. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/08/2020Presented and ordered printed 20105341D
01/08/2020Referred to Committee on Rules
01/27/2020Assigned Rules sub: Studies
01/29/2020House subcommittee amendments and substitutes offered
01/29/2020Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (6-Y 0-N)
02/11/2020Left in Rules

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