SB 1083
Modifies procedures in guardianship and conservator proceedings for incapacitated or disabled persons
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Last Action:
4/12/2016 - Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2016

Current Bill Summary

SB 1083 - This act provides that in guardianship and conservator proceedings, a court must determine that the incapacitated or disabled person's choice or nomination, spouse, or family member is deficient in his or ability to serve prior to selecting a third person as a guardian of the incapacitated person or conservator of a disabled person. If there is a claim that a person is deficient because of the living conditions, then the court shall require an investigation by the Department of Health and Senior Services of the living conditions. A court must also make a determination that the living conditions are dangerous or unsanitary prior to making the finding that a person is deficient for the purposes of guardianship.

This act is identical to HB 2580 (2016).