Timelines of Guardianship Efforts




Public Guardianship Act enacted



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


AP report on Guardianship of the Elderly


First Wingspread Conference

Report and Recommendations of the Study Commission on Guardianship Law



Guardianship Reform Act enacted




Steps to Enhance Guardianship Monitoring, ABA

Guardianship Oversight Board established



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



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


ABA and the American Psychological Association (APA) taskforce created


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


Final Report, NCPJ Committee on Interstate Guardianships

Statewide Public Guardianship Office (SPGO) established



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




Second National Wingspan Conference
    International Guardianship Network formed


National Guardianship Network convened

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



Guardianship Task Force established by the Florida Legislature


Guardianship Working Group appointed by the Governor


Final Report of the Guardianship Task Force issued


Wingspan Implementation Session
    Report on Guardianship, GAO

Rule on Professional Guardian Registration (Rule 58M) issued



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


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



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


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


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


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


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


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


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 clerks offices to be more involved with guardianships


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


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


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