guardianship

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A slate of changes to Florida’s guardianship law is heading to the governor’s desk. The updates legislators want are meant to protect some of the state’s most vulnerable residents, but critics worry they're missing the mark.

Florida Channel

House lawmakers took up a raft of legislation for the final vote Wednesday.

Nick Evans

Florida’s lawmakers have a busy week coming up as 2016’s regular session begins to wind down.  Here are some highlights on the docket.

Elder guardian legislation is headed for the Senate floor.
Flip Schulke, U.S. National Archives And Records Administration

The conversation around elder abuse typically revolves around nursing homes.  But one lawmaker is fighting a very different kind of mistreatment.

Elder guardian legislation is headed for the Senate floor.
Flip Schulke, U.S. National Archives And Records Administration

State lawmakers are taking steps to protect seniors from guardian abuse.  Sen. Nancy Detert (R-Venice) says it’s too easy for private guardians to take advantage of their wards.