Brown signs bill to protect rights of conservatees

Monday, August 19, 2013
An ABC 7 I-Team investigation is getting results for residents of the states assisted living facilities.

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Gov. Brown signed a bill into law Monday protecting the rights of people under a conservatorship. That's when a judge appoints someone to handle the affairs of a person due to old age or physical limitations.

An ABC7 News I-Team investigation uncovered cases in which the Santa Clara County public guardian was restricting access to conservatees.

The law clarifies a conservatee's right to have visitors, phone calls, and personal mail.

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