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CONTACT 13: State Guardianship Commission needs more time to protect seniors

Posted at 4:40 PM, Jun 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 20:01:03-04
Court-sanctioned kidnapping -- that's how some victims describe the guardianship system in Nevada.   
A Contact 13 Investigation revealed isolation and exploitation of vulnerable seniors by court-appointed guardians. 
Our stories paved the way for reform. The Nevada Supreme Court stepped in creating the state Guardianship Commission that met Monday. 
Their mission? Fix the system so our elderly can't so easily be taken advantage of.
But that's no easy task. The commission, created in July 2015, voted to extend their work again for another three months. 
Final recommendations are now due in September. Nevada Supreme Court can implement some of those recommendations by changing court rules but much the reform will need to go through state lawmakers.