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Duties of the Guardianship of the Person
When the court appoints a guardian of the person, the guardian may have the following responsibilities:
• Determine and monitor residence.
• Consent to and monitor medical treatment.
• Consent and monitor non-medical services such as education and counseling.
• Consent and release of confidential information.
• Make end-of-life decisions.
• Act as representative payee.
• Maximize independence in least restrictive manner.
• Report to the court about the guardianship status at least annually, unless a different length of time is specified by the court.
• When is Guardianship necessary?
• How do you Remove or Replace of a Guardian?
• Duties of a Guardianship of the Estate or Property
• Duties of a Guardianship of the Person
• Rights of the Incapacitated Person (1-5)
• Rights of the Incapacitated Person (6-10)
• Rights of the Incapacitated Person (11-15)
• Substituted Judgment versus Best Interest Standard
• Best Interest versus Substituted Judgment Standard