Michael Lincoln-McCreight is a former guardianship ward who has had his rights restored and now serves as a member of the Guardianship Improvement Task Force.

At the task force’s August 19 meeting, which was devoted to looking at recent reforms enacted in other states and hearing from two guardianship experts, Lincoln-McCreight wanted to know the selection process for the three members of competency committees who review potential wards in Florida guardianship cases and how “supportive” decisionmaking could be used to help wards retain some rights.

One of the experts, Sally Hurme, who recently retired from AARP and who teaches elder law at the University of Washington School of Law, replied that examination committees should look at previous documents executed by the potential ward.