UTAH: Thinking About Adult Guardianship?. Presentation by Donna L. Russell, MS SSW NMG Salt Lake Community College Center for Innovation July 21, 2014. Welcome & Introduction. Our Starting Point Common Decision Mileposts Adult Guardianship & Conservatorship Key Resources.
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Donna L. Russell, MS SSW NMG
Salt Lake Community College
Center for Innovation
July 21, 2014
Now – You and I
Our family members
Learn about pre-guardianship & conservatorship options
(UT Courts Web Site)
Does not become responsible for their Ward’s debts;
Is not held responsible for their Ward’s criminal behaviors unless the Guardian/Conservator is found negligent in a court of law;
Has to have the Ward live in their home;
Is able to use the Ward’s income/assets for the benefit of other.
A Guardian/Conservator’s authority ends on the date of the Ward’s death.
801 363 1347
National Guardianship Association
Office of Public Guardian
801 538 8255
Provides Information and Referral, pre-guardianship assessment, court appointed on-going guardianship and conservatorship case management when no other appropriate family or adult available.
Adult Protective Services
801 538 3567 – Salt Lake County Area
800 371 7897 – All other areas of State
Make report via confidential email:
Or, Call your Local Law Enforcement