How guardians — public, professional, and family — are monitored and investigated was the subject for the Guardianship Improvement Task Force’s September 2 meeting as it moves to begin deliberations by the end of the month.

The task force, organized and supported by the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers, heard from public and private court monitors, who are appointed by judges to investigate when there are claims a guardian has acted improperly.

Members also heard a report from the Department of Elder Affairs Office of Public and Professional Guardians on how guardians are regulated in Florida.