Title 33
Probate Practice and Procedure

Chapter 15
Limited Guardianship and Guardianship of Adults

R.I. Gen. Laws § 33-15-8.1

§ 33-15-8.1. Temporary guardianship for specific purpose.

If it is established in a proper proceeding that a basis exists for the appointment of a limited guardian or guardian as described in § 35-15-5, the court may appoint a temporary limited guardian for the specific purpose of authorizing, directing, or ratifying any transaction necessary or desirable for admission to a nursing facility, including, but not limited to, enrolling the protected person in the medicaid or general public assistance programs, in those instances where the nursing facility requires a limited guardian and the admission is in the best interest of the protected person. Prior to appointing a temporary limited guardian pursuant to this section, the court shall first make the following findings of fact:

(1) That there exists a need for a limited guardian;

(2) That no person is available to serve as full time guardian;

(3) That no financial resources are available for the protected person’s use and care; and

(4) That it is necessary for proper care and treatment, that the protected person be moved to a nursing facility. The court may accept the resignation of the temporary limited guardian after the protected person has been admitted to the nursing facility and has been enrolled in the medicaid or general public assistance programs, if applicable.

History of Section.
P.L. 1990, ch. 282, § 1; P.L. 1990, ch. 362, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 493, § 3.