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The Vermont Statutes Online have been updated to include the actions of the 2023 session of the General Assembly.

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Title 18 : Health

Chapter 209 : Interstate Compact on Mental Health

Subchapter 001 : Compact

(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 9008)
  • § 9008. Guardians—Article VIII

    (a) Nothing in this compact shall be construed to abridge, diminish, or in any way impair the rights, duties, and responsibilities of any patient’s guardian on his or her own behalf or in respect of any patient for whom he or she may serve, except that where the transfer of any patient to another jurisdiction makes advisable the appointment of a supplemental or substitute guardian, any court of competent jurisdiction in the receiving state may make such supplemental or substitute appointment and the court that appointed the previous guardian shall, upon being duly advised of the new appointment and upon the satisfactory completion of such accounting and other acts as such court may by law require, relieve the previous guardian of power and responsibility to whatever extent shall be appropriate in the circumstances; provided, however, that in the case of any patient having settlement in the sending state, the court of competent jurisdiction in the sending state shall have the sole discretion to relieve a guardian appointed by it or continue his or her power and responsibility, whichever it shall deem advisable. The court in the receiving state may, in its discretion, confirm or reappoint the person or persons previously serving as guardian in the sending state in lieu of making a supplemental or substitute appointment.

    (b) The term “guardian” as used in paragraph (a) of this article shall include any guardian, trustee, legal committee, conservator, or other person or agency, however denominated, who is charged by law with power to act for or responsibility for the person or property of a patient. (Added 1967, No. 305 (Adj. Sess.), § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 1968.)