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Illinois Guardianship Association Conference
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Location: Illinois Education Association, 3340 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL.

Register below for this FREE Conference by May 1, 2019.


8:00 to 8:45          Illinois Guardianship Association Annual Meeting”

Registration Begins

8:45 to 9:00         Welcome and Announcements

Sharon Rudy, Attorney and President, Illinois Guardianship Association

9:00 to 10:00:      “Standards of Guardian Decision Making: Substituted Judgement vs. Best Interests”

Barry Lowy, Attorney and Office of State Guardian Director, Il. Guardianship & Advocacy Commission (IGAC)

                              Stacey Aschemann, Attorney, Equip for Equality

                              Dan Deneen, Attorney, McLean County Public Guardian     

10:00 to 10:15:    Break

10:15 to 11:45:    “Advance Directives and Clinical/End of Life Decision Making”

Barry Lowy, Session Moderator, Attorney and Director of the Office of State Guardian, IGAC

Kelly Phelps, Attorney, IGAC

Kelly Choate, Attorney, IGAC

Birgitta N. Sujdak-Mackiewicz, Ph.D., Director of Ethics, OSF Health Care, St. Francis Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of Illinois

11:45 to 1:00       Lunch

1:00 to 2:15:        Updates: Community Integrated Living Arrangements and Independent Service AgenciesJayma Bernhard Page, Chief of Quality Management, Planning and Medicaid Administration, Division of Developmental Disabilities, Illinois Department of Human Services

1:00 to 2:15:        Concurrent Practicing Guardians Session – For Guardians Only           

“Statutory & Case Law Updates:  Interface Between Public and State Guardians, Fees, Mandatory Training for Guardians, and More.”   Sherri Rudy, Attorney, Rockford, IL.

                              Barry Lowy, Attorney and Office of State Guardian Director, IGAC

2:15 to 2:30:       Break

2:30 to 3:45:        Clients with Diminished Capacity: Ethical Issues, Challenges and Considerations

                              Tammy Evans, Attorney, Litigation Division, Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission (ARDC)

3:45 to 4:45:        Medicaid Issues that Could Impact your Wards, Clients and Loved Ones

                        Jay Bohn, Medicaid Administrator, Division of Developmental Disabilities, IL. Department of Human Services

4:45 to 5:00:        Wrap-up, Evaluations and CEUs


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