Public Guardianship and Conservator Ombudsman Office; established. (HB94)

Introduced By

Del. Chris Head (R-Roanoke)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Public Guardianship and Conservator Ombudsman Office. Directs the Commissioner of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitation Services to establish a Public Guardianship and Conservator Ombudsman Office within the Department to (i) assist members of the public in understanding the public guardianship process and make available to the public information regarding public guardianship, including the rights and responsibilities of public guardians and individuals subject to public guardianship; (ii) provide information to the public regarding local and regional public guardian and conservator programs in the Commonwealth; (iii) receive complaints regarding public guardians, provide referrals to public and private agencies and other entities for assistance in resolving the issue giving rise to the complaint, and provide information regarding how to navigate the complaint process; and (iv) collect data regarding the number of inquiries and complaints received, the types of assistance provided, and the disposition of the matter, if known. The bill directs the Department to make information regarding the Office available on its website and to disseminate information regarding the Office to all adults for whom a public guardian is appointed and all adults residing in various congregate care settings. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/06/2022Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/12/22 22100562D
01/06/2022Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/18/2022Impact statement from DPB (HB94)
01/18/2022Assigned HWI sub: Subcommittee #2
01/20/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting (9-Y 0-N)
01/20/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
01/25/2022Reported from Health, Welfare and Institutions (22-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
01/25/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
01/26/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/01/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (8-Y 0-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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