Guardianship and Advocacy Commission

 

 

http://gac.illinois.gov/
Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
Created in 1979, the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission protects the rights and promotes the welfare of persons with disabilities.
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https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/death-ward
Death of a Ward
Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". Guardianship terminates upon death of the ward. A petition to notify the court of the ward's death and close the guardianship case is attached. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/standby-guardian
Standby Guardian Form
Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may designate in any written document, including a will, a person qualified to be appointed as standby guardian or successor standby guardian of the person or estate, or both, of the disabled person. According to Section 11a-5, a standby guardian is someone who has been appointed by the court as the person who will act as guardian of the disabled person when the disabled person's guardian dies or is no longer willing or able to make and carry out day-to-day care decisions concerning the disabled person. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-guardian-request
Person with Disability Guardian Request
Various forms available on GAC site. This link includes the disclaimer for the forms.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-sucessor-petition
Guardianship Sucessor Petition
Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. A petition and order are provided to assist in naming a successor guardian upon the death, resignation or removal of a guardian.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-dupage County
Probate Forms - DuPage County
Various Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of DuPage County. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-property
Short Form Power of Attorney-Property
Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to appoint an agent to make property decisions for them. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-will
Probate Forms - Will County
Website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Will County. There is a link to Will County Forms. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/short-term-guardian
Short-term Guardian Form
Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. The guardian of a disabled person may appoint in writing, without court approval, a short-term guardian of the disabled person to take over the guardian's duties, to the extent provided in Section 11a-18.3, each time the guardian is unavailable or unable to carry out those duties. A short-term guardian appointed by the guardian shall have authority to act as guardian of the disabled person for a cumulative total of 60 days during any 12 month period. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/gac-annual-report
Annual Report on Ward
Form for a "Guardian of Person Use". A report form detailing the ward’s condition, living arrangement, and services provided should be filed annually with the court. The form may be attached to the most recent care plan. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/probate-cook
Probate Forms - Cook County
Various Probate Forms on the website of the Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/poa-health-care
Short Form Power of Attorney-Health Care
Advanced Directive: The State of Illinois recognizes the right of adults to control all aspects of his or her personal care and medical treatment, including the right to decline medical treatment or to direct that it be withdrawn, even if death ensues. This form can be used to designate agents to act on an individual's behalf in regard to health care matters if the individual becomes unable to do so. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/placement-petition
Placement Petition
Form for a "Guardian of a Person" to Use. A Petition and draft order are provided to facilitate placement of a ward in a residential facility. Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/declaration-mental-health-treatment
Declaration for Mental Health Treatment
This is an advance directive. An adult of sound mind may put into writing his or her preferences regarding future mental health treatment. The preferences may include consent or refusal of mental health treatment and may be stated on the forms provided.Please see below disclaimer.**
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardianship-volunteer-form
Guardianship Volunteer Form
Office of State Guardian's (OSG) mission is to improve the quality of life for wards of OSG by empowering volunteers to provide companionship and to advocate for person-centered individualized services. Anyone interested in volunteering should complete the Office of the State Guardian Volunteer Form. Volunteers will commit to visit wards at least once a month for a minimum of one year and communicate with the State Guardian about their health, progress, and service needs through completing the OSG Ward Visit Form form. OSG will provide direction, training and resources to assist volunteers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/hr-volunteer-application
Human Rights Authority Volunteer Application
The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled. There are nine Authorities, organized by geographic region, throughout the state. The Human Rights Authority is unique in its use of citizen volunteers to conduct these investigations and make corrective recommendations. As such, Regional Authorities are always seeking to fill vacancies as they occur as well as maintain a pool of potential volunteer members for times when the need arises.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/disability-complaint-form
Disability Complaint Form
The Human Rights Authority exists to conduct investigations of complaints of violations of the rights of persons with disabilities. ​The Human Rights Authority assures confidentiality to the extent possible under the conditions of an investigation of rights violations. Please list in detail your complaint or complaints.  If you have more than one complaint, please list them numerically. Completion of this complaint form is not a requirement of a complaint to be investigated; however, the information that you provide will assist the HRA during the review of potential case acceptance.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/guardian-ward-visit
Office of the State Guardian Ward Visit Form (for OSG Volunteer Visitors use only)
Office of State Guardian's (OSG) mission is to improve the quality of life for wards of OSG by empowering volunteers to provide companionship and to advocate for person-centered individualized services. Volunteers will commit to visit wards at least once a month for a minimum of one year and communicate with the State Guardian about their health, progress, and service needs through completing the OSG Ward Visit Form form. OSG will provide direction, training and resources to assist volunteers.
https://www2.illinois.gov/residents/family-home/GAC/human-rights-reports
Human Rights Authority Reports
This is a link to Human Rights Authorities published findings/reports of their investigations that are available for the public to review. The Human Rights Authority is the division of the Illinois Guardianship and Advocacy Commission statutorily empowered to investigate alleged violations of the rights of persons with disabilities including persons with mental illness, cognitive disabilities, physical disabilities, and the aged disabled.