Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that the Governor may appoint one person to serve as public guardian and public administrator in one or more counties (instead of one in each county). Provides that each public guardian must be certified by the Center for Guardianship Certification and that the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission shall provide professional training. Provides for fees and expenses for a public guardian and his or her temporary guardianship duties and establishes guidelines for fees. Makes other changes.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 2 Deletes language stating that the Governor shall provide notice of any proposed public guardian and public administrator appointees to the county executive of any county that does not have a population in excess of 1,000,000. In language requiring a person appointed as public guardian to be certified as a National Certified Guardian by the Center for Guardianship Certification within 6 months after his or her appointment, adds a provision that the language applies to a public guardian appointed by the Governor. In language stating that a public guardian may petition the court for the payment of reasonable and appropriate fees on not less than a yearly basis, or sooner as approved by the court, adds language providing that, in counties having a population of 1,000,000 or less, the public guardian shall do so on not less than a yearly basis, or sooner as approved by the court.