The Senate Judiciary Committee heard SB 139 on adult guardianship services. The bill is authored by Sen. Lanane and instructs the Office of Judicial Administration to establish and administer an office of adult guardianship services. The bill also combines the volunteer advocates for seniors program and the volunteer advocates for incapacitated adults programs into one program. In addition, the bill requires that, in submitting a progress report to the court, a volunteer advocate for seniors and incapacitated adults shall include a person centered care plan in the progress report.
The bill was amended by consent to remove the provision that instructs the office of judicial administration to establish and administer an office of adult guardianship services. Representatives from the Working Interdisciplinary Network of Guardianship Stakeholders, the Indiana Adult Guardianship Task Force, and the Indiana Office of Court Services Adult Guardianship Office testified in support of the bill. The amended bill passed 10-0.
Read the bill at: http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2020/bills/senate/139