Timelines of Guardianship Efforts

FLORIDA

YEAR

NATIONAL

Public Guardianship Act enacted

1986

 

Advisory Committee on Public Guardianship appointed by Chief Justice

   

Establishment of Public Guardianship Programs in the Second and Seventeenth Circuits

   

Establishment of the Florida State Guardianship Association

   

Final Report of the Advisory Committee on Public Guardianship

1987

AP report on Guardianship of the Elderly (Report 1 & Report 2)
 

1988

First Wingspread Conference

Report and Recommendations of the Study Commission on Guardianship Law

1989

 

Guardianship Reform Act enacted

1990

 
 

1991

Steps to Enhance Guardianship Monitoring, ABA

Guardianship Oversight Board established

1992

 

Action Plan of the Supreme Court of Florida Committee on Court-Related Needs of the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities

1994

 

Review of Public Guardianship by the Office of Program Policy Analysis and Government Accountability

1995

ABA and the American Psychological Association (APA) taskforce created
 

1997

Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act revised, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
 

1998

Final Report, NCPJ Committee on Interstate Guardianships

Statewide Public Guardianship Office (SPGO) established

1999

 

Elder Justice Center established in the 13th Judicial Circuit

   

Report of the Guardianship Monitoring Workgroup, Judicial Management Council, Committee on Trial Court Performance and Accountability

2000

 
 

2001

Second National Wingspan Conference
    International Guardianship Network formed
 

2002

National Guardianship Network convened

Guardianship Monitoring in Florida:† Fulfilling the Courtís Duty to Protect Wards, Supreme Court Commission on Fairness

2003

 

Guardianship Task Force established by the Florida Legislature

   

Guardianship Working Group appointed by the Governor

   

Final Report of the Guardianship Task Force issued

2004

Wingspan Implementation Session
    Report on Guardianship, GAO

Rule on Professional Guardian Registration (Rule 58M) issued

2005

 

HB 457 (Ch. 2006-178, Laws of Fla.), Guardianship Task Force recommendations

2006

Assessment of Capacity in Older Adults handbooks, ABA / APA

HB 191 (Ch. 2006-77, Laws of Fla.), court monitors, delegable rights, and power of attorney

  Guardianship Monitoring:† A National Survey of Court Practices, ABA

HB 193 (Ch. 2006-129, Laws of Fla.) appointing a court monitor confidential

   

Foundation for Indigent Guardianship, Inc. (FIG) established

   
 

2007

Guardianship for the Elderly, U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging
    Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws
    Public Guardianship After 25 Years:† In the Best Interest of Incapacitated People?, ABA
 

2008

Center for Elders and the Court (CEC) created by National Center for State Courts (NCSC)
    Guardianship Resolution 5, Guardianship Resolution 5, Conference of Chief Justices and the Conference of State Court Administrators (CCJ/COSCA)
 

2009

The Demographic Imperative: Guardianships and Conservatorships, Joint Task Force on Elders and the Court, CCJ/COSCA
    Guardianship Resolution 14, CCJ/COSCA

Lighting the Way to Guardianship and Other decision-Making Alternatives workshops

2010

Adult Guardianship Court Data and Issues, CEC
    Cases of Financial Exploitation, Neglect, and Abuse of Seniors, GAO
    First World Congress on Adult Guardianship
    Guardianship Resolution 14, CCJ/COSCA
 

2011

Third National Guardianship Summit, recommendations adopted
    Adult Guardianships:† A ìBest Guessî National Estimate and The Momentum for Reform, NCSC
    Guidelines for the Evaluation of Dementia and Age-Related Cognitive Change, APA
    Incapacitated Adults: Oversight of Federal Fiduciaries and Court-Appointed Guardians Needs Improvement, GAO
    Court Volunteer Guardianship Monitoring Handbooks, ABA
 

2012

Second World Congress on Adult Guardianship
    Guardianship Resolution 3, Guardianship Resolution 6, CCJ/COSCA
 

2013

First edition of National Probate Court Standards, NCPJ
    Guardianship Resolution 1, Guardianship Resolution 6, CCJ/COSCA

HB 635 (Ch. 2014-124 Laws of Fla.), allowing clerksí offices to be more involved with guardianships

2014

Third World Congress on Adult Guardianship
    Adult Guardianship Guide, NCSC
    WINGS Tips:† State Replication Guide for Working Interdisciplinary Networks of Guardianship Stakeholders, NGN
    SSA Representative Payee: Survey of State Guardianship Law and Court Practices, Admin. Conference of the U.S.

HB 5 (Ch. 2015-83, Laws of Fla.), notice for filing petition for appointment of emergency temporary guardian, findings of fact stating why guardian was selected, and more

2015

Restoration of Rights for Adults Under Guardianship with restoration case law chart, ABA

SB 232 (Ch. 2016-40, Laws of Fla.), expanded Office of Public and Professional Guardians duties to include oversight of both public and professional guardians, instituted a disciplinary process, and required judges to appoint guardians on a rotation basis absent good cause

2016

Fourth World Congress on Adult Guardianship

Establishment of Judicial Management Councilís Guardianship Workgroup

  Recharging Adult Guardianship Reform: Six Current Paths Forward, Journal of Aging, Longevity, Law and Policy
    Guardianship Resolution 9, CCJ/COSCA