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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-134




Guardianship Compliance Officer; No. AD 1 for the Year 2019

[49 Pa.B. 445]
[Saturday, February 2, 2019]

Administrative Order of Court

And Now, this 8th day of January, 2019, the Court enters the following Administrative Order to ensure compliance with the Pennsylvania Orphans' Court rules regarding guardianship reporting, monitoring, and compliance. Pursuant to Pa. O.C. Rule 14.8. The Court directs the following:

 1. The Court hereby designates a Guardianship Compliance Officer who shall be responsible for ensuring the inventories and reports described in Pa. O.C. Rule 14(a), (1), (2), (3), (4), and (5) are completed and filed in accordance with the Rules.

 2. The Guardianship Compliance Officer may, in their discretion utilize any of the compliance procedures described in Pa. O.C. Rule 14.8(f) to remedy incomplete or delinquent reports or inventories.

 3. The Bedford County Clerk of Orphans' Court and staff are directed to advise the Guardianship Compliance Officer of delinquent or incomplete inventories and reports.

 4. The Guardianship Compliance Officer shall be a member of the Bar of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 5. The Guardianship Compliance Officer shall submit billings for services rendered periodically to the Court for reimbursement at the rate of $65.00 per hour for any and all work performed. Said invoices shall list the docket number and name of each guardianship, a brief description of the services performed, and the hours or parts of an hour involved.

 6. Carol Ann Rose, Esquire, is designated as the Guardianship Compliance Officer to serve at the discretion of the President Judge.

 7. This Local Rule of Judicial Administration shall become effective thirty (30) days after the publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 8. The Bedford County District Court Administrator is Ordered and Directed to do the following:

 a. Forward one (1) copy of this Administrative Order to the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts via e-mail to

 b. Send two (2) paper copies of this Local Rule of Judicial Administration together with one (1) electronic copy in a Microsoft Word format only to the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

 c. Publish a copy of the Local Rule of Judicial Administration on the Bedford County Court website at and thereafter compile the Local Rule of Judicial Administration within the complete set of Local Rules no later than thirty (30) days after the Local Rule of Judicial Administration becomes effective.

 d. File one (1) copy of the Local Rule of Judicial Administration in the Office of the Prothonotary of Bedford County and in the Bedford County Law Library for public inspection and copying.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-134. Filed for public inspection February 1, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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