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Program NameOffice of State Guardian (OSG)
Program Summary"Guardian of last resort" for adults with disabilities who need assistance with personal or financial decisions. Visit clients, review care plans, provide consent for medical treatment, evaluate residential placement plans, and/or act as fiduciary.
Agencies and Organizations InvolvedNational Guardianship Association, Illinois Guardianship Association
Funding SourceState General Revenues
Funding Level$8.4 million ($7.6 million for personal services)
Program EstablishedEst. 1979, ongoing
Materials AvailableVideo, Brochure, Website
Program Contact NameGina Rossi
Contact Phone Numberph. 312/793-5900, fax 312/793-4311
ContactEmail[email protected]

Last Updated: March 28, 2003


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