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Title 14 : Decedents Estates and Fiduciary Relations

Chapter 111 : GUARDIANSHIP

Subchapter 013 : PUBLIC GUARDIAN

(Cite as: 14 V.S.A. § 3093)
  • § 3093. Powers and duties of Public Guardian

    In addition to the powers and duties of guardians set forth in subchapter 12 of this chapter, the Office of Public Guardian through its designees shall:

    (1) Be considered a person interested in the welfare of the ward for purposes of filing a motion under section 3077 of this title for termination or modification of guardianship.

    (2) Visit the facility in which the ward is to be placed if it is proposed that the ward be placed outside his or her home.

    (3) Monitor the ward and the ward’s care and progress on a continuing basis. Monitoring shall, at a minimum, consist of quarterly personal contact with the ward. The Office of Public Guardian shall maintain a written record of each visit with a ward. A copy of this record shall be filed with the Probate Division of the Superior Court as part of the annual report required under section 3076 of this title. The Office, through its designees, shall maintain periodic contact with all individuals and agencies, public or private, providing care or related services to the ward. (Added 1987, No. 239 (Adj. Sess.), § 1; amended 1989, No. 151 (Adj. Sess.), § 3; 2009, No. 154 (Adj. Sess.), § 238a, eff. Feb. 1, 2011.)