Legislation Amended to Ensure Individual’s Ability to Practice Self-Determination

Published On: March 10th, 2021Categories: Advocacy Papers, News

Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee

Testimony of Cathy Chin

Respectfully Submitted on March 8, 2021

Good day, Chairperson Vainieri Huttle and members of the Assembly Aging and Senior Services Committee. My name is Cathy Chin and I am testifying on behalf of ABCD. Thank you for the opportunity to testify in support of A4618 as amended, which revises and updates law and encourages ethical conduct in guardianship arrangements.

I would like to thank Assemblyman Murphy for working with PLAN/NJ to correct an unintentional oversight in the bill which could inhibit an individual’s ability to practice self-determination.  As an indefatigable champion with whom this community is very fortunate to work with, the bill clearly expresses the assemblywoman’s vision and hopes for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Thank you.

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