Nina Kohn Urges States to Adopt Protective Model Legislation Endorsed by U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging

Nina Kohn (’03), Professor of Law at Syracuse University College of Law, coauthored an opinion for The Hill calling out abuses older adults face in the practice of unmonitored guardianships and urging states to adopt protective model legislation which Nina principally drafted as chair of the Uniform Law Commission (“Netflix’s ‘I Care a Lot’ Should Worry You,” Feb. 24). “In 2018, the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging issued a report urging every state to adopt the model act. Only two — Washington and Maine — have so far. Instead, state legislatures typically ignore the issue or pursue piecemeal reforms. . . . ‘I Care a Lot’ may just be the push state legislatures need to adopt the reforms needed so that stories like those depicted in it are relegated to the realm of fiction.”