and to distinguish between guardianship for [individuals with intellectual disabilities] and committeeship
for the mentally ill." (56) The justification for the bill asserted that the "need for lifetime guardianship and guidance are determined at an early age [for individuals with intellectual disabilities], remaining more or less constant." (57) The bill was vetoed by the Governor because it created "a substantial problem, perhaps of constitutional dimensions, in that an individual's right to manage his person and his property could be taken away by a proceeding...
Bill 29 replaces the committeeship
system with a framework of three distinct types of guardians: statutory guardians, personal guardians, and property guardians.
(48) See Glyn Davies & Lesley Taylor, "Private Committeeship
in British Columbia: A Study of Due Process" (1989) 8:1 Can J Fam L 185 at 196-98.
* Bill 35 - The Mental Health and Consequential Amendments Act, which changes confidentiality provisions, certificate of leave provisions, expands Review Board appeals, grants the Public Trustee the ability to make treatment decisions for patients who are under order of supervision in psychiatric facilities, and changes the private committeeship
Drafted properly, it can provide maximum administrative flexibility, giving the trustee far greater powers than those of a durable power of attorney, committeeship, conservatorship or guardianship.
Executing a limited durable power of attorney before incompetency can, with a re* vocable trust, remove the need for a committeeship, conservatorship or guardianship, which has great advantages because of the weaknesses of court-supervised administration of a disabled person's affairs.
Applications to the Supreme Court under the PPA generally seek an order of committeeship
on the basis that "the patient" lacks the necessary capability to manage herself--or her affairs--or both--by reason of mental infirmity or disorder--arising from disease, age or otherwise (3).
Such legal terms include: committeeship
; conservatorship; trusteeship; curatorship; tutorship; and more.
As of December, 2010, the MPACT database contained 6,793 dissertations, 4,595 advisorships, and 11,658 committeeships
from 217 disciplines and 315 schools.
at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign (Lancaster served on their dissertation committee)
Following Strom (1990b), Powell and Whitten (1993) define a committee system as strong if it has two of the three following characteristics: size (more than ten committees), specialization to fit the government bureaucracy, and limitations in the number of committeeships
held by individual legislators.
With the exception of the C and A+C scores, all the above metrics are comprised of only advisorships since the effects of committeeships
on academic lineage are more personal and limited in scope with respect to an entire discipline.