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Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG)

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The Office of Public & Professional Guardians (OPPG), housed within the Department of Elder Affairs, appoints local public guardian offices as directed by statute to provide guardianship services to persons who do not have adequate income or assets to afford a private guardian and there is no willing family or friend to serve. The OPPG, which contracts with 17 local Offices of Public Guardianship throughout Florida, is also responsible for the registration and education of professional guardians. Since 2016, the program has expanded its responsibilities to include regulating approximately more than 550 professional guardians statewide, which includes investigating, and if deemed appropriate, the discipline of guardians in violation of law. The OPPG can be reached by calling (850) 414-2381 or by email at OPPGinfo@elderaffairs.org.

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