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OUTSTANDING CHAPTER MEMBER

 

FSGA is seeking nominations for the 2017 Award for Outstanding Chapter Member recognizing dedicated service within the guardianship community.

The FSGA is pleased to offer recognition of a FSGA member nominated by each local Chapter.

The nominee should be a member whom the Chapter considers worthy of formal recognition. The Outstanding Chapter Member Award will be presented to nominees during the 30th Annual FSGA 2017 Conference.  Criteria required for nomination is specified on the FSGA AWARD SUBMISSION FORM  There is no mandatory requirement for any Chapter to participate though all FSGA Chapters are encouraged to do.

It is our hope local chapter will take the opportunity to recognize an outstanding individual from each local area for contributions of dedicated leadership and exemplary service.  Please submit nominations forms to the Awards Committee via the FSGA Executive Office.   Thank you.

FSGA Board Postions

There are open board position for the July Board Elections.  members are encouraged to get involved. Area Director Positions will have openings for Area VI and Area VIII, currently open are Areas I and VII and VIII .

We will also have an opening for an At Large position term until 2019, due to a board resignation.

Area and At Large Directors serve a term of three years.  The Area Directors shall serve as liaison between chapters in their designated region and the Board of Directors.  Nominees address of record must be within the area. The election is held by the members in the area only.

At Large Directors represent all association members, particularly those who are unaffiliated with chapters.  The election for At-large positions is statewide.

FSGA Directors identify and respond to trends in guardianship and other arenas. They set policy and direction for the organization. Directors generate support for FSGA through recruitment of new members and generating leads for sponsors and contributors to the Association.  Directors oversee the planning and development of the annual conference.

 

If you are interested in taking the next step see our Board Nomination Form.

 

Guardianship Workgroup

Workgroup to Focus on Guardianship Issues in Florida’s Courts

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Workgroup to Focus on Guardianship Issues in Florida’s Courts TALLAHASSEE – Few decisions are more challenging to a judge than removing a person’s rights because they are no longer capable of making decisions independently, Florida Chief Justice Jorge Labarga said Monday. Caseloads are increasing in number and complexity and have convinced him to create a workgroup to study guardianships in the court system with a goal of improving accountability to better protect vulnerable people – children, adults with developmental and mental disabilities, and the elderly

Letter from Andrew Johns, Workgroup Staff

OPPG NEW RULE

The Florida State Guardianship Association worked directly with the Department of Elder Affairs Office of Public & Professional Guardians, in their efforts to elevate the standards of the Profession of Guardianship and increase the quality of service delivery to our most vulnerable citizens. FSGA offers its continued support at the educational and legislative levels. remaining involved with the OPPG on collaborative tasks. It is through the inclusion of numerous stakeholders many improvements occur. FSGA is excited to be a part of these efforts.

Read the RULE 

Notice of Proposed Rule

Breaking News……The OPPG published it’s proposed rule today!!

The FSGA Accreditation Committee is engaged in working with the Office of Public & Professional Guardians regarding their Rule Making as it relates to SB232 governing changes in guardianship.
Included here is the link to read the proposed rule draft.
http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/SPGO/rulemaking/Notice_of_Proposed_Rule.pdf

There is a public hearing being held in Tallahassee on November 9, 2016 @ 9:30 AM.

FSGA plans to have representatives present for input on behalf of it’s members.
Upon review of the proposed rule comments can be sent directly to Jason Nelson, Executive Director, of OPPG
Dept. of Elder Affairs at:  nelsonj@elderaffairs.org

All members are encouraged to participate by attending in person or via emailing of comments to Jason.

This is the last opportunity to make your voices heard.

Regards,

Jetta L. Getty, NCG-CG
Terry Seiplet, NCG-RG
FSGA Accreditation Committee Chairs

October is Guardianship Month

Governor Rick Scott has proclaimed October as Guardianship Month in Florida.

Please see the Governors  Proclamation. In addition, we have local proclamations for several areas, including:

Bradenton

Broward County

Ft. Myers

Jacksonville

Melbourne

Miami

Naples

Ocala

Sarasota

Tallahassee

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Palm Beach- Guardianship Fraud Awareness Month

 

 

 

Please post the appropriate proclamation(s) on your web site and social media pages, to help educate the public on what guardianship is all about.

 

We want to thank the Department of Elder Affairs for securing the governor’s proclamation!