Carroll County Adult Public Guardianship Review Board
The Adult Public Guardianship program exists to safeguard the welfare of persons with disabilities. Public guardianship is a legal procedure in which the court determines if a person’s ability to make health and safety decisions for themselves is significantly impaired by disease, accident or disability. If so, the court will appoint a guardian to act as a substitute decision-maker. Public guardianship in Maryland is administered by local Departments of Social Services for those aged 18-64, and the Department of Aging for those aged 65+. Public guardianship is a situation of last resort when there are no family members, friends and loved ones to serve in this capacity.
There are two types of adult guardianship:
- A guardian of the person is authorized by the court to make decisions for the disabled person about their health care, shelter, or other daily needs.
- A guardian of the property is a person or agency appointed by the court to manage the property of a disabled person. A public agency may not be the guardian of the property.
|Ms. Shannon Hammond||Attorney||January 1, 2024|
|Ms. Amy Knaby||Lay Person||October 1, 2021|
|Dr. William Linthicum||Physician||June 30, 2021|
|Ms. Samantha Messick||Public Health Nurse||August 31, 2023|
|Ms. Mary Jane Overby||Comm. On Aging Rep.||November 5, 2023|
|Mr. Matthew C. Peeling||Person w/ Disability||June 30, 2021|
|Ms. Sara Timm||Professional||November 23, 2023|
|Dr. Laszlo R. Trazkovich||Psychiatrist||June 30, 2021|
|Ms. Marisa Zaccagnini||Lay Person||August 31, 2023|
Ms. Michelle Jacobs Ex-Officio Member
Carroll Co. Dept. of Social Services
1232 Tech Court
Westminster, Maryland 21157
Updated 01/21 cbs