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Rights Of Persons Protected By Legal Guardian

Concerning ensuring personal rights of protected persons through required duties of guardians.
2022 Regular Session
Probate, Trusts, & Fiduciaries
Bill Summary

The bill establishes certain rights for a person who is protected through a legal guardianship relationship (protected person) and duties of a guardian or conservator (guardian). With certain exceptions, a guardian shall notify within 7 days one or more of the protected person's close family members and any person designated by the protected person when the protected person:

  • Changes place of residence;
  • Resides at a location other than the protected person's residence for more than 48 hours;
  • Is admitted to a medical facility for acute care or emergency care; or
  • Dies.

The guardian, in conjunction with the protected person and any close family members, shall develop an initial care plan, to be updated annually. The care plan must include why the guardianship is necessary, any necessary restrictions placed on visitation or access to reporting, how the protected person's finances will be handled, and how the protected person and close family members can obtain answers to questions that arise.

(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)




Bill Text


Sponsor Type Legislators
Prime Sponsor

Rep. K. Ransom



The effective date for bills enacted without a safety clause is August 7, 2024, if the General Assembly adjourns sine die on May 8, 2024, unless otherwise specified. Details