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Adult Guardianship Review Board

Overview
State law requires each local Department of Social Services to implement a program of protective services for disabled individuals and vulnerable adults. Each jurisdiction must appoint an Adult Guardianship Review Board to review guardianships held by public agencies within their area. The Board is an interdisciplinary team that acts as consultants to the public guardians to review public guardianship cases and make recommendations to the court to either continue, modify, or terminate guardianship.

Meetings
As needed, but not more than twice yearly.

Members
The Board of County Commissioners shall appoint 11 members, of which at least:
  • 1 member shall be a professional representative of a local department;
  • 1 shall be a lawyer;
  • 1 shall be a person with a physical disability;
  • 1 shall be a professional in the field of disabilities;
  • 1 shall be a professional representative of a local nonprofit social service organization;
  • 1 shall be a public health nurse;
  • 1 shall be a representative of a local commission on aging;
  • 2 shall be lay individuals;
  • 2 shall be physicians, including one psychiatrist from a local health department that employs psychiatrists.

The term of each member shall be three years.

Contact
For more information call Debbie Walsh at 443-550-6949.

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