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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 111 : GUARDIANSHIP

Subchapter 012 : PERSONS IN NEED OF GUARDIANSHIP

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 3073)
  • § 3073. Change of residential placement

    (a)(1) When a guardian who has been granted the power to choose or change the residence of the person under guardianship pursuant to subdivision 3069(c)(1) of this title wishes to admit the person under guardianship to a nursing home or change the residential placement of the person under guardianship from a private home to a boarding home, residential care home, assisted living residence, group home, or other similar facility, the guardian must first file a motion for permission to do so.

    (2) For any other change of residence sought by a guardian who has been granted the power to choose or change the residence of the person under guardianship pursuant to subdivision 3069(c)(1) of this title, the guardian shall give notice to all parties and to such other persons as the court directs as soon as practicable prior to the change of placement.

    (b)(1) In an emergency, a guardian who has been granted the power to choose or change the residence of the person under guardianship pursuant to subdivision 3069(c)(1) of this title may change the residential placement of the person under guardianship without petitioning the court for prior permission or without giving prior notice to parties. Immediately after any emergency change in residential placement for which prior permission under subsection (a) of this section would be required in the absence of an emergency, the guardian shall file a motion for permission to continue the placement.

    (2) Immediately after any emergency change of placement for which prior permission under subsection (a) of this section is not required, the guardian shall give notice of the change of placement to all parties and to such other persons as the court directs.

    (3) Any party may request a hearing on a change in residential placement. The hearing shall be set for the earliest possible date and shall be given precedence over other probate matters.

    (c) In a hearing on a change of placement, the court shall consider:

    (1) the need for the change of placement;

    (2) the appropriateness of the new placement;

    (3) the wishes of the person under guardianship, if known; and

    (4) whether the guardian has considered alternatives. (Added 1979, No. 76, § 15; amended 1985, No. 144 (Adj. Sess.), § 160; 1985, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 14; 2005, No. 198 (Adj. Sess.), § 13, eff. May 30, 2006; 2007, No. 186 (Adj. Sess.), § 1.)