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Published Thursday, September 1, 2016
Home | Contact The Chamber 2016 Hispanic Heritage Celebration GWHCC is pleased to invite you and join us to celebrate the Hispanic Heritage Celebration on more»
Published Monday, June 6, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC, June 6, 2016 –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) celebrated its annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC recognized five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories and celebrated its 40th anniversary.

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Published Friday, May 13, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC –The Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (GWHCC) will be celebrating its 40th Annual Gala: Honoring Hispanic Businesses in Construction on June 3rd at the Omni Shoreham in Washington, DC. This year the GWHCC will be recognizing five individuals in the construction sector who have excelled in various categories. The Gala Chairs are Edwin Villegas, President & CEO of Winmar Construction Inc. and Carlos Perdomo, CEO of Keystone Plus Construction Corporation. The event’s keynote speaker is David Velazquez, President & CEO of Pepco Holdings.

“This year the Chamber is celebrating its 40th anniversary! This is a significant milestone for us, the GWHCC and its members have come a long way since 1976,” said Angela Franco, President and CEO. “The GWHCC works every day to help businesses move forward and to build sectors that play an essential role within the community.”

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Adult Public Guardianship Review Board (APGRB) Member(s)

Company: The Office of the Prince George%u2019s County Executive

Date Posted: 02/06/2017
Position Description:

GUIDELINES FOR ADULT PUBLIC GUARDIANSHIP REVIEW BOARD

PURPOSE

These guidelines are in the nature of suggestions or recommendations made with the intention that the Review Board's operations will mesh smoothly with the functions of the Local Departments of Social Services, the courts, the State and Local Office on Aging and other public agencies.

The purpose "of these boards is to provide the impartial oversight of public guardianship cases to insure that wards receive the guardianship services (and treatment) appropriate for their disabilities that have been ordered by the court. This is accomplished by advising the courts on the desirability or continuing each guardianship. Review boards should not duplicate the responsibilities of the other agencies. Thus, it is envisioned that the boards will not make independent investigations of protective services cases, nor' institute lengthy evidentiary hearings of the sort that would  necessarily be repeated  in the  courts following any contested recommendation to continue, terminate, or modify a guardianship order. The review boards should not normally evaluate the wisdom of the original · guardianship order. Their attention should be directed to conditions at the time of the review and not to the question of whether or not conditions in the past justified the actions of the courts and the service agencies.

MEMBERSHIP (Md. Family Law Code Ann., S14-402)

Composition of the Board. The Board shall consist of eleven members:

  • One professional representative of the Local Department of Social Services;
  • Two physicians, including one psychiatrist from local health departments that employ psychiatrists;
  • One representative of a local commission on aging;
  • One professional representative of a local non-profit social service organization;
  • One attorney;

Two lay individuals; and

  • One public health nurse
  • One professional from the field of disabilities, and
  • A person with a disability.

Term

Each member shall serve a three-year term. However, of the original appointees, two shall serve one-year terms and two shall serve two-year terms. A member appointed to fill a vacancy serves only for the remainder of the expired term. At the end of a term, a member continues to serve until a successor is appointed  and qualifies.

Expenses

A member may not receive compensation but shall receive reimbursement for expenses incurred in the performance of his/her duties in accordance with uniform travel regulations. Md. Family Law Code Ann., S14-403.

 

PROCEDURAL GUIDELINES  FOR THE  REVIEW BOARD

The following procedures are required by statute: (Md. Family Law Code Ann., S14- 404).

  • Each Board must meet and review each guardianship held by a public agency at least every six months.
  • If the disabled person requests a Review Board hearing before the required semi-annual review, the Board may hold a hearing.
  • The Board shall recommend to the Court that the guardianship be continued, modified, or terminated. The Board should make this recommendation in the form of a brief report stating the recommendation and the reasons for it.
  • The Board shall ensure that, wherever possible, the disabled person is present at the hearing.
  • The Board shall have the guardian arrange for each disabled person to have an attorney at the hearing. Where necessary, the court will appoint an attorney.

 

RECORDS OF DISABLED PERSON PREPARED FOR REVIEW

The public agency should compile a report on the status of the disabled person. It is recommended that the report be sent to the Chair of the Review Board or to a member designated by the Chair, and that the circulation of the reports (copying, mailing, filing, etc.) be the responsibility


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