On October 13 – 15, 2011, the ten National Guardianship Network sponsoring organizations, with eleven diverse cosponsors, convened the Third National Guardianship Summit at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law in Salt Lake City. With 92 delegates, observers, authors, funders and facilitators participating, the Summit was a consensus conference on post-appointment guardian performance and decision-making for adults.
The Summit delegates adopted a far-reaching set of recommendations for Guardian Standards, as well as additional Recommendations for action by courts, legislatures and other entities. These documents from the Summit offer the groundwork for nationally recognized standards for guardians of adults. See the Summit’s “Guardian Standards” and “Recommendations for Action,” along with a basic set of definitions at Summit Standards and Recommendations
. The Standards and Recommendations were adopted by vote of the plenary session based on recommendations of the Summit’s seven interdisciplinary working groups.