TITLE 33
Probate practice and procedure

CHAPTER 33-15
Limited Guardianship and Guardianship of Adults

SECTION 33-15-18


§ 33-15-18 Removal of limited guardian or guardian or conservator – Resignation.

(a) Removal may be requested by the ward or anyone acting on behalf of the ward, including the limited guardian, guardian or conservator. The ward may retain counsel for this purpose.

(1) The court shall remove any limited guardians, guardian or conservator appointed or approved by it upon finding that the limited guardian, guardian or conservator has not fulfilled, or is no longer able to fulfill, the duties of the appointment as set forth by the order itself and/or the limited guardianship and guardianship law.

(2) The court shall remove any limited guardian or guardian or conservator upon finding that the ward, based on a decision making assessment tool, has the capacity to make decisions regarding his or her health care, finances, residence, and/or relationships.

(b) A limited guardian or guardian or conservator may resign. The court shall accept the resignation of any limited guardian or guardian or conservator after he or she has accounted with the court for the estate of his or her ward in his or her possession and filed a report regarding the status of the ward including the ward's current residence and condition.

History of Section.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 1057; G.L. 1909, ch. 321, § 17; G.L. 1923, ch. 372, § 17; G.L. 1938, ch. 426, § 17; G.L. 1956, § 33-15-18; P.L. 1992, ch. 493, § 3; P.L. 2007, ch. 417, § 1.)