Task Force Initiatives
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TOP FIVE FROM THE TASK FORCE: NOVEMBER 2017
- Regular Session convenes January 9, 2018.
- February 27, 2018 – (50th day) – Last day for regularly scheduled committee meetings.
- March 9, 2018 (60th day) – Last day of Regular Session.
- Note: Task force members are scheduled for each week during the session to be available for meetings, testifying, etc.
- Elder Law Section/AFELA proposing Exploitation legislation this session.
- Sponsors: Senator Passidomo and Representative Burton
- Purpose: To obtain a 15 day injunction to temporarily freeze assets when misappropriation or exploitation is suspected.
- Note: Task force members are working with other stakeholders on any concerns or improvements to legislation to ensure passage this session.
- Notarize.com will be pushing for filing this legislation during this session.
- Our lobbyist, Brian Jogerst, has met with their lobbyist so we can better understand the safeguards.
- Wills are excluded in the proposed legislation but it does cover Durable Powers of Attorney which is concerning.
- Note: Task force members are consolidating list of concerns to discuss with other stakeholders.
- Senator Passidomo filed the bill on behalf of the clerks.
- The clerk of court is pushing this bill that will allow for random audits of guardianships which would include accountings. This would be separate from the required annual audits.
- The Elder Law Section/AFELA oppose the proposed legislation for various reasons.
- CMS approved Iowa’s waiver request to eliminate retroactive coverage for the three months prior to Medicaid filing. Maine has submitted similar request to CMS.
- This issue has been raised in a committee meeting already and with a stretched budget this is something to watch here in Florida.