A group that advocates for the disabled is hoping for some help from the legislature in protecting the people they serve. Legislation pending in the general assembly would require background checks before anyone could be appointed as a guardian for a disabled person. Myrna Blaine is President of ARC of the Lake, which supports the legislation. She says there is one goal at the heart of the proposal.
Blaine says making sure that appointed guardians are reputable can go a long way toward keeping someone safe.