Elderly and Disabled
The focus of the Committee on the Elderly and Disabled is to address trust and estate issues which have a particular impact on elderly or disabled clients and their families. Issues that the Committee is currently addressing include proposed federal and state Medicaid changes; recent legislation and proposed regulations on Assisted Living Facilities; proposed Living Will legislation; and proposed legislation amending the Guardianship statute and possible revisions to SCPA Section 1708 governing investments for guardians. The committee is working on revising the NYSBA monographs on the Living Will and the Health Care Proxy to address issues under HIPAA. The Committee also intends to prepare articles and/or CLE programs on a number of issues including Medicare Part D prescription drugs, Supplemental Needs Trusts and the transition from Article 81 guardian to the personal representative of an estate.