When the Congress of the United States enacted the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act in 1996, guardianship for persons with disabilities became virtually essential. Today, agency case workers, physicians and medical groups, group home and supported living providers and others insist that a parent, sibling or other responsible person must have a guardianship in order for the provider to share information with them.

There are several kinds of guardianships and there are frequently issues that must be addressed before the court will issue the guardianship letters. Further, it is critically important that those who assume such duties are aware of the responsibilities they accept.

I represent guardians and applicants for guardianship in counties throughout Southwest Ohio.

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