National Guardianship Association, Inc.
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Thursday, April 6, 2017
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm Colloquium Welcome Reception
Hilton Garden Inn, Albany Medical Center (across from law school)
Friday, April 7, 2017
Colloquium In Session 8:30 am – 4:00 pm
7:30 am – 8:15 am Registration/Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Welcome/Opening Remarks
Wanda Bevington and Helen Ferraro-Zaffram, Colloquium Co-Chairs
8:30 am – 10:00 am Legislative Trends Affecting Guardians and Conservators
Charles P. Golbert, Esq., Cook County Public Guardian
Terry W. Hammond, J.D., N.C.G., Terry W. Hammond Consulting
Robert P. Mascali, Esq., The Center for Special Needs Trust Administration
The past year has seen myriad developments in the laws that impact guardianship. This session will focus on three critical developments: the association rights of people under guardianship, the ABLE Act, and the guardian’s access to digital assets.
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 11:45 am Supported Decision-Making in 2017: Progress and Challenges
Judge Kristin Glen, Director, Supported Decision Making New York; Retired Surrogate, New York County
Tina M. Campanella, CEO, Quality Trust for Individuals with Disabilities; Principle Investigator for the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making
Lawrence R. Faulkner, General Counsel and Director of Corporate Compliance, Arc of Westchester
This panel will lead a discussion on the progress that has been made with the implementation of Supported Decision- Making (SDM) in practice with both people with disabilities and aging adults. Judge Glen will address advances in the legal principles and framework related to SDM, and how guardians can fulfill their legal responsibilities to further self determination and the termination of guardianship by utilizing SDM. Lawrence Faulkner will address the use of SDM with people who have developmental disabilities – both in guardianship and as an overall support strategy. Tina Campanella will address the work in increasing the use of SDM around the country, and specifically for adults as they experience age-related illness or decline.
11:45 am – 1:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:15 pm Challenges with Dually-Diagnosed Clients: Housing, Anti-Psychotic Medication, Patient Autonomy, and More
Karl G. Williams, Professor of Pharmacy Ethics, Law, and Clinical Communication, Wegmans School of Pharmacy
Helen Ferraro-Zaffram, Supervising Attorney, Center for Elder Law and Justice
Professor Williams will review patient rights in connection with administration of antipsychotic medication. This will include litigation associated with refusing this medication, modern ethical principles, and current trends in social policy. Ms. Zaffram will provide insight into housing challenges and opportunies that arise for a client with a dual diagnosis.
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm Break
2:30 pm– 4:00 pm Ethics Jeopardy!
Frank Acuña, Attorney at Law, Acuña v Regli
Ethics Jeopardy! is one of the most popular sessions at NGA's National Conference on Guardianship, and our "host" has adapted the game for the colloquium audience. Our presenter will help you navigate fiduciary ethics in categories such as Those Pesky Attorneys, Duck and Cover, Funny Business, and Just Call Me Blabby. And remember, your response must be in the form of a question!
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