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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.

 

See Also:

• 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