Upcoming events

Illinois Guardianship Association Conference
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Location: Illinois Education Association, 3340 Liberty Drive, Springfield, IL.

The Illinois Guardianship Association (IGA) has set Tuesday, October 16th, for the next conference to be held at the Illinois Education Association facility in Springfield. As usual, the conference is free.

8:00 to 8:45 Registration

8:45 to 9:00 Welcome and Announcements
Sharon Rudy, Attorney and President, Illinois Guardianship Association

Legal Advocacy Service Panel
9:00 to 9:45 “Involuntary Commitment and Treatment of Patients under the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code” Kelly Choate, Attorney, Legal Advocacy Service, IGAC

9:45 to 10:30 “What’s New in Illinois Mental Health Law (Appellate and Legislative Update)
Barbara Goeben, Attorney, Legal Advocacy Service, IGAC

10:30 to 10:45 Break
Legal Advocacy Service Panel – Continued
10:45 to 12:00 “Putting It All Together: Outpatient Laws, Advance Directives, and Decriminalizing Mental Illness” Matthew Davison, Attorney, Legal Advocacy Service, IGAC

12:00 to 1:00 Lunch on Own

1:00 to 2:15 “Accessing Housing for Persons with Disabilities: No Easy Answer”
Lore Baker, Statewide Housing and Employment First Coordinator, IDHS; President/CEO, Association for Individual Development – effective 10/1/2018

1:00 to 2:15 Concurrent Session
Safe Surfing in Dangerous Waters – Lessons in Using Technology in a HIPAA Compliant Environment” Laura Elder, SEM Applications, Inc.

2:15 to 2:30 Break

2:30 to 3:45 “Managed Care and Illinois Health Choice” Alaina Kennedy, Associate, Director, Il. Association of Medicaid Health Plans

2:30 to 3:45 Concurrent Practicing Guardians Session
“Statutory and Case Law Updates”
Attorney Sharon Rudy, Rockford, IL., Attorney Dan Deneen, McLean County Public Guardian

3:45 to 4:45: “Adult Protective Services in Illinois – Current Issues and Recent Changes in Services
Lois Moorman, Il. Department on Aging

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