Representatives Collins and Casey introduce the Guardianship Accountability Act for Guardianship Reform

MaryGSykes.com

Washington, D.C.– In a continuation of their efforts to protect seniors and people with disabilities from abusive guardians, U.S. Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA), the former and current Chairman of the Senate Aging Committee, introduced theGuardianship Accountability Act. The legislation addresses many of the recommendations in the Aging Committee’sreport, “Ensuring Trust: Strengthening State Efforts to Overhaul the Guardianship Process and Protect Older Americans,” that wasreleasedat a November 2018 hearing they led following their year-long investigation.

“Guardians are entrusted to take care of those who are unable to make important decisions about their finances and well-being. In some heartbreaking cases, however, Americans have been ruthlessly exploited by caretakers who have taken advantage of the guardianship system,”said Senator Collins. “Preventing guardianship abuse requires law enforcement and social service agencies at all levels of government to work together, and theGuardianship…

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