RD182 - A Study of the Client to Public Guardian Ratio for the Public Guardian and Conservator Program in Virginia – March 31, 2023

Executive Summary:

In 2022, the General Assembly of Virginia enacted Chapter 272 of the 2022 Acts of Assembly (HB 96, Delegate Christopher T. Head), which directed the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (“DARS") to conduct a study that explored the ideal range of staff-to-client ratios for public guardian and conservator programs across the Commonwealth. The purpose of the study was to complete the first decennial review of staff-to-client ratios for local and regional public guardian and conservator programs required by the act and report DARS’ findings and conclusions to the Governor and the General Assembly.