§ 51.5-149.2

Powers and duties of the Board

The Board shall have the power and duty to:

1. Assist in the coordination and management of the local and regional programs appointed to act as public guardians and conservators pursuant to Chapter 20 (§ 64.2-2000 et seq.) of Title 64.2;

2. Provide advice and counsel on the provision of high-quality guardianship service and avoidance of conflicts of interest;

3. Promote the mobilization of activities and resources of public and private sector entities to effectuate the purposes of this article;

4. Make recommendations regarding appropriate legislative and executive actions, including, but not limited to, recommendations governing alternatives for local programs to follow upon repeal of the authority granted to the courts pursuant to § 64.2-2015 to appoint the sheriff as guardian or conservator when the maximum staff-to-client ratio of the local program is met or exceeded; and

5. Submit to the Department by October of each odd-numbered year a report regarding the activities and recommendations of the Board, to be posted on the Department’s website.


2016, c. 40.


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