Are there new Amendments coming to the Adult Guardianship Act?


In a previous post, we discussed amendments to the Patients Property Act that will come into effect on December 1 2014.  There are  also amendments to the Adult Guardianship Act that will come into effect on that date.

The amendments will:

  • affect the manner in which the Public Guardian and Trustee is appointed to manage the financial affairs of people determined to be incapable (called “adults” under the legislation”); and
  • increase the procedural protections of adults.  There are various mechanisms by which an adult can challenge a certification that he or she is incapable.

If you are confronted with these issues, please contact a member of our Elder Law practice group