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Subchapter 013 : PUBLIC GUARDIAN(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 3091)
§ 3091. Office of Public Guardian established
(a) An Office of Public Guardian is established within the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living for the purpose of making guardianship services available to mentally disabled persons 60 years of age or older for whom the Probate Division of the Superior Court is unable to appoint a guardian from the private sector.
(b) The Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living shall employ persons as public guardians to act as designees of the Office and to carry out the duties of the Office of Public Guardian. Public guardians shall be available for appointment in each of the planning and service areas served by the area agencies on aging.
(c) The Commissioner of the Department of Disabilities, Aging, and Independent Living may adopt rules necessary to accomplish the purposes of this subchapter including standards relating to the maximum number of appointments that may be accepted by the Office. (Added 1987, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1989, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; 1989, No. 219 (Adj. Sess.), § 9(a), (b); 2005, No. 174 (Adj. Sess.), § 25; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)