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Special Committee on Aging: Guardianships, Conservatorships, and Other Protective Arrangements

In the near future, the Senate Special Committee on Aging will be holding a hearing on guardianships, conservatorships, protective arrangements, and alternatives. The Committee is seeking input from the public in three areas:

  • Stories and examples of problems with guardianships,
  • Stories and examples of alternatives to guardianships,
  • Suggestions for protecting the rights of people being considered for or currently covered by guardianships, conservatorships, or other protective arrangements.

The purpose of collecting this information is to document the scope of problems related to protective arrangements and to identify potential solutions. The Committee cannot address individual problems or concerns with protective arrangements.

You can submit a statement for the record to [email protected]. The Committee suggests statements be five pages or briefer. If you are interested in submitting a statement for the record, please do so by March 23, 2023.


  1. I worked on the drafting of the document for reform produced by the Fourth Annual Adult Guardianship Summit, organized by Syacuse University Our organization recommends that the Senate Committee consider the 22 suggestions proposed on their website in addition to promoting the Uniform Guardianship , Conservatorship, and Other Prorotective Arrangements Act.

  2. It says Special Committee on Aging, but can stories be about person in 40s?