Guardianship and Elder Law Bibliography

SELECTED READINGS  

OTHER RESOURCES
  • California Law Revision Commission Recommendation: Health Care Decisions for Adults Without Decisionmaking Capacity. Important policy document leading to changes in California law.
  • The Florida Senate This site provides access to all Florida Statutes. Those of particularly relevance to guardianship and surrogate decision making are Chapter 744 and Chapter 765.
  • Florida State Guardianship Association Contains information concerning the nature and various types of guardianships. Membership applications and a schedule of conferences and events are also available.
  • Illinois Office of State Guardian Provides an intake telephone number where information can be obtained concerning many aspects of guardianship, including one module titled “Ethics and guardianship: how do I know how and when to do the right thing?”
  • National Guardianship Association The National Guardianship Association is a national organization for guardians that provides a wide range of resources. This site includes access to “a model code of ethics for guardians” and a “Standards of Practice” document.
  • National Center for Ethics in Health CareThis Veterans Health Administration site gives policy guidance on the question whether, under HIPAA, clinicians may disclose health information to surrogates. (Answer: Yes, they may.)

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