Bill Status of HB4562 101.th General Assembly
Short Description: PROBATE-GUARDIAN-DECISIONS
Rep. Thomas M. Bennett - Rita Mayfield - Ann M. Williams - Margo McDermed - Tom Weber, Lindsay Parkhurst, Curtis J. Tarver, II, Daniel Didech, André Thapedi and Deanne M. Mazzochi
| 1/13/2021||House||Session Sine Die|
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Guardians For Adults With Disabilities Article of the Probate Act of 1975. Provides that a guardian shall consider the ward's current preferences to the extent the ward has the ability to participate in decision making when those preferences are known or reasonably ascertainable by the guardian. Provides that decisions by the guardian shall conform to the ward's current preferences unless the guardian reasonably believes that doing so would result in substantial harm to the ward's welfare or personal or financial interests. Provides that if the guardian is unable to ascertain the ward's preferences, then the decisions may be made by conforming as closely as possible to what the ward would have done or intended under the circumstances. Makes conforming changes. Effective immediately.