DRO issues comments on proposed changes to Ohio's guardianship system

June 26, 2014 / guardianship

Disability Rights Ohio has issued comments on the proposed amendments to the Supreme Court of Ohio’s Rules of Superintendence for the Courts of Ohio governing adult guardianships. While commending the long overdue move to put uniform standards in place, DRO voiced numerous concerns about the proposed rules. Chief among the concerns stressed in the comments is that the proposed standards fail to go far enough to protect those subjected to guardianship from abuse, financial exploitation and neglect. The proposed standards are far below both the national standards adopted by the National Guardianship Association, as well as the practices of numerous states.

The Columbus Dispatch quoted DRO's comments in a story published today that outlines the proposed changes and the arguments being made for and against.

The full text of the proposed changes can be found on the Supreme Court of Ohio's website.

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