HB 961 Mentally retarded persons; appointment of guardian or conservator.
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Summary as introduced:
Guardianship or conservatorship for individuals with mental retardation. Grants the court the discretion to elect not to appoint a guardian ad litem to represent the interests of the respondent in a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding only when (i) the respondent is 18 years of age or older and has a diagnosis of mental retardation; (ii) the respondent is the child of the petitioner; (iii) the petitioner has been the person primarily responsible for the care of the respondent for at least five years immediately preceding the filing of a petition; (iv) the petitioner provides the court with an independent evaluation report of the respondent performed by a licensed professional skilled in the diagnosis, care and treatment of individuals with mental retardation which shall document, to the best information and belief of its signatory, whether the respondent is an incapacitated person who needs a guardian, a conservator, or both; and (v) the respondent has not notified the court verbally or in writing that he desires the appointment of a guardian ad litem. If at any time subsequent to the filing of a petition the respondent notifies the court verbally or in writing that he desires the appointment of a guardian ad litem, the court must appoint a guardian ad litem immediately.

Full text:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 046550224  pdf

Status:
01/14/04  House: Presented & ordered printed, prefiled 01/14/04 046550224
01/14/04  House: Referred to Committee on Health, Welfare and Institutions
01/27/04  House: Reported from H. W. I. (21-Y 1-N)
01/27/04  House: Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
02/09/04  House: Continued to 2005 in Courts of Justice (22-Y 0-N)
12/10/04  House: Left in Courts of Justice