Judge Beigel hosts guardianship seminar

By Heather Willard - hwillard@sidneydailynews.com

SIDNEY — Shelby County Probate/Juvenile Court Judge Jeffrey J. Beigel hosted two continuing education broadcasts on Tuesday, Oct. 10, for persons who serve as guardians for people deemed incompetent by the Probate Court.

The three-hour education course covered medications and medical advocacy, going into details on how guardians can stay engaged, clarifying the role of a guardian with medication, providing guidance and clarification on the medical process of a hospital or care-giving facility and providing some guidance for making hard ethical and emotional decisions on behalf of a someone.

The course provided 3 hours of education for prospective guardians, who have to complete at least six hours to be appointed, or three hours of continuing education for current guardians.

The broadcasts, provided by the Supreme Court of Ohio, were free, and streamed in the Sidney Police Department. The first session was attended by 33 people, and was hosted by Tricia Rosengarter, chief deputy clerk in Shelby County Probate Court.

The broadcast featured presentations from Nate Hux, a pharmacist in Pickerington; Dr. Jeffery Marsh, from Canton; and Victoria Kumorowski, a healthcare professional from Zanesville.

Beigel answered questions following the broadcast concerning how much a guardian could do for their person, when the guardianship ended and voting rights of incompetent people.

All participants received a certificate of completion.

By Heather Willard


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