State Supreme Court rules on Raven v. DSHS

 Carol Vaughn and Karen Marie Thompson filed an amicus brief on behalf of the Washington Association of Professional Guardians (WAPG) in Raven v. Dept. of Social and Health Services. In a unanimous decision, the Washington Supreme Court agreed with the position taken by WAPG and other groups, holding that a guardian’s good-faith determination that her ward opposes nursing home placement cannot be the basis for a finding of neglect under Washington’s Vulnerable Adult Protection Act. The Supreme Court reiterated the legislature’s clear mandate against placing incapacitated persons in institutions against their will.
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