In lieu of a suitable familial guardian, the AAA (Area Agency on Aging) Director, or her designee, may be appointed as a Public Guardian for persons ages 65 and older who have been declared by the Circuit Court to be incapable of making their own decisions.
Guardians may be required to determine appropriate living arrangements, oversee the provision of services or consent to medical treatment for persons under their guardianship.
- Petition for Guardianship of Alleged Disabled Person
- Department of Social Services (DSS)
- Advance Directives Information Sheet
- Maryland Advance Directive: Planning for Future Health Care Decisions
- Maryland Court-Appointed Guardians
- Maryland Department of Aging (MDoA)
United States Department of Justice: Elder Justice
Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
Meets quarterly (March, June, September, and December) on the first Monday (September meeting on the second Monday due to the Labor Day holiday) at 1:00 p.m., Frederick Senior Center, 1440 Taney Avenue, Frederick, MD.
Procedure for Appointment
The County Executive appoints the board members, with confirmation by the County Council. Members serve three-year, staggered terms.
For more information, contact Joyce Grossnickle at firstname.lastname@example.org