Heyrman on New Rules for Adult Guardianship

New rules for adult guardians likely on the way
Laura Girresch
Belleville News-Democrat
June 14, 2004

Legislation that would require certification of some guardians of impaired adults is expected to be signed by the governor, but one lawyer involved in Illinois guardianship reform efforts said it doesn't address the biggest problem.

Mark Heyrman, a clinical professor of law at the University of Chicago Law School who led a task force that in 2001 came up with recommendations for guardianship reform in Illinois, said he supports the new bill and thinks it'll provide needed training for some guardians who don't know how to do their job.

However, he doesn't believe good training will stop someone who wants to steal a person's money.