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Subchapter 012 : PERSONS IN NEED OF GUARDIANSHIP(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 3060)
§ 3060. Policy
Guardianship shall be utilized only as necessary to promote the well-being of the individual and to protect the individual from violations of his or her human and civil rights. It shall be designed to encourage the development and maintenance of maximum self-reliance and independence in the individual and only the least restrictive form of guardianship shall be ordered to the extent required by the individual’s actual mental and adaptive limitations. The State of Vermont recognizes the fundamental right of an adult with capacity to determine the extent of health care the individual will receive. (Added 1979, No. 76, § 15; amended 2007, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)