Joint Legislative Committee to Study Services, Programs and Facilities for Aging

NOTICE OF MEETING

A meeting of the Joint Legislative Committee to Study Services, Programs and Facilities for Aging (Joint Aging Committee) will meet at 10:30 a.m., on Wednesday, November 6, 2013, in Room 308 of the Gressette Building.

Please contact Gerry Dickinson, at (803) 734-9867 if you have any questions.

*Agenda available at: www.scstatehouse.gov


JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE TO STUDY
SERVICES, PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES FOR AGING

November 6, 2013, 10:30 a.m.
308 Gressette Building, Columbia, South Carolina

AGENDA

  1. Call Meeting to Order ... Senator Alexander, Chairman

  2. S. 764

    S. 764 -- Senators Alexander, Cromer and Malloy: A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING ARTICLE 2, CHAPTER 35, TITLE 43 SO AS TO CREATE THE VULNERABLE ADULT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM WITHIN THE OFFICE ON AGING TO RECRUIT, TRAIN, AND SUPERVISE VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE AS COURT APPOINTED GUARDIANS AD LITEM FOR VULNERABLE ADULTS IN ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND EXPLOITATION PROCEEDINGS; TO PROVIDE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM; TO PROVIDE THAT A GUARDIAN AD LITEM MAY BE A LAYPERSON OR AN ATTORNEY; TO PROVIDE QUALIFICATIONS TO BECOME A GUARDIAN AD LITEM; TO AUTHORIZE THE VULNERABLE ADULT GUARDIAN AD LITEM PROGRAM TO INTERVENE IN PROCEEDINGS TO PETITION FOR REMOVAL OF A GUARDIAN AD LITEM UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT CERTAIN INFORMATION, REPORTS, AND RECORDS MUST BE MADE AVAILABLE TO GUARDIANS AD LITEM BY CERTAIN STATE AND FEDERAL AGENCIES, MEDICAL AND DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS; TO PROVIDE THAT REPORTS AND INFORMATION COLLECTED AND MAINTAINED BY THE PROGRAM ARE CONFIDENTIAL AND TO PROVIDE FOR CIVIL IMMUNITY WHEN ACTING IN GOOD FAITH AND IN THE ABSENCE OF GROSS NEGLIGENCE; AND TO AMEND SECTION 43-35-45, RELATING, AMONG OTHER THINGS, TO THE APPOINTMENT OF AN ATTORNEY AND A GUARDIAN AD LITEM FOR A VULNERABLE ADULT IN A PROCEEDING, SO AS TO FURTHER PROVIDE THAT THE COURT SHALL APPOINT AN ATTORNEY FOR A LAY GUARDIAN AD LITEM AND THAT THE GUARDIAN AD LITEM MAY BE REMOVED IF THE VULNERABLE ADULT HAS THE CAPACITY TO ASSIST IN THE CASE.

    Public Comment

  3. Adjournment


SENATOR THOMAS C. ALEXANDER
SENATOR GERALD MALLOY
SENATOR RONNIE W. CROMER
REPRESENTATIVE WALTON J. MCLEOD
REPRESENTATIVE B. R. SKELTON
REPRESENTATIVE DENNIS C. MOSS
MS. LINDA MITCHELL JOHNSON
MR. JOHN W. “BILL” RISER

STAFF

Gerry Dickinson (803) 734-9687
gdickinson@aging.sc.gov

1301 GERVAIS STREET • SUITE 350 • COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA 29201
Telephone (803) 734-9900 • Fax (803) 734-9886


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