Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 106 Part 2.djvu/406

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106 STAT. 1286 PUBLIC LAW 102-375 —SEPT. 30, 1992 fits, insurance, consumer protection, surrogate decisionmaking, protective services, public benefits, and dispute resolution; (2) provide an individual who shall be known as a State legal assistance developer, and other personnel, sufficient to ensure— "(A) State leadership in securing and maintaining legal rights of older individuals; "(B) State capacity for coordinating the provision of legal assistance; "(C) State capacity to provide technical assistance, training and other supportive functions to area agencies on aging, legal assistance providers, ombudsmen, and other persons as appropriate; and "(D) State capacity to promote financial management services for older individuals at risk of conservatorship; "(3)(A) develop, in conjunction with area agencies on aging and legal assistance providers, statewide standards for the delivery of le^al assistance to older individuals; and "(B) provide technical assistance to area agencies on aging and legal assistance providers to enhance and monitor the quality and quantity of legal assistance to older individuals, including technical assistance in developing plans for targeting services to reach the older individuals with greatest economic need and older individuals with greatest social need, with particular attention to low-income minority individuals; "(4) provide consultation to, and ensure, the coordination of activities with the legal assistance provided under title III, services provided by the Legal Service (Jorporation, and services provided under chapters 2, 3, and 5, as well as other State or Federal programs administered at the State and local levels that address the legal assistance needs of older individuals; "(5) provide for the education and training of professionals, volunteers, and older individuals concerning elder rights, the requirements and benefits of specific laws, and methods for enhancing the coordination of services; "(6) promote, and provide as appropriate, education and training for individuals who are or might become guardians or representative payees of older individuals, including information on— "(A) the powers and duties of guardians or representative payees; and "(B) alternatives to guardianship; "(7) promote the development of, and provide technical assistance concerning, pro bono legal assistance programs. State and local bar committees on aging, leg£d hot lines, alternative dispute resolution, programs and curricula, related to the rights and benefits of older individuals, in law schools and other institutions of higher education, and other methods to expand access by older individuals to le^al assistance and advocacy and vulnerable elder rights protection activities; "(8) provide for periodic assessments of the status of elder rights in the State, including analysis— "(A) of the unmet need for assistance in resolving legal problems and benefits-related problems, methods for . expanding advocacy services, the status of substitute decisionmaking systems and services (including systems and services regarding guardianship, representative