Legislative Updates

SB 730: Professional Guardians

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

To read SB 730:  Click here

FSGA Legislative Committee’s Position Statement on SB730:  Click here

 Amendment 3

CS/CS/SB 232: Guardianship

GENERAL BILL by Judiciary; Children, Families, and Elder Affairs

Guardianship; Renaming the Statewide Public Guardianship Office to the Office of Public and Professional Guardians; revising the duties and responsibilities of the executive director for the Office of Public and Professional Guardians; providing that a guardian has standing to seek judicial review pursuant to specified provisions if his or her registration is denied, etc.

To read SB 232:  Click here

To read Amendment 1:  Click here

To read Amendment 2:  Click here

FSGA Legislative Committee’s Position Statement on SB232:  Click here

Recommendations of the FSGA Ad Hoc Licensing Committee:

The FSGA Ad Hoc Licensing Study Committee met on Sunday, July 26th at the FSGA Annual Conference.  The committee is chaired by Jetta L. Getty, NCG and its committee members are comprised of:  Nationally Certified Guardians, Offices of Public Guardian, Attorneys, Professional Guardians, Clerk of Court Representatives, Fiduciaries and Paralegals.  We strongly support enhanced educational requirements for guardians, development of standards of practice, a disciplinary process, and monitoring tools to ensure adherence to statutory requirements. Please click here to read the committee’s recommendations.

 

 

Who are we?

 

Established in 1986, The Florida State Guardianship Association (FSGA) is a 501c3 non-profit organization.  FSGA is the premier statewide organization promoting and supporting excellence in the practice of guardianship and is the voice advocating for the incapacitated and their guardians.

 

Our Mission

 

The Florida State Guardianship Association is dedicated to the protection of the dignity and rights of incapacitated persons and to increasing the professionalism of guardianship through education, networking and legislative action.

 

Members

Member

The FSGA is approximately 550 members strong, made up of guardians, attorneys, care providers, fiduciaries, social workers, nurses, court personnel and many other disciplines, and many others make up this dynamic not for profit member organization. We have a statewide presence through our thirteen chapters and our members meet regularly for education, training, networking and development in their own communities. To become a member click here.

Find a Guardian, Attorney, Care Manager, or Other Professional by searching our electronic database of members.