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An Introduction to Arizona Guardianships
In Arizona, a guardian may be appointed for an adult who is “incapacitated.” An adult is “incapacitated” when the person “is impaired by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, mental disorder, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication or other cause, except minority, to the extent that he lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions concerning his person.” A.R.S. § 14-5101.
A guardianship may be limited, meaning that the guardian’s powers are limited to specified matters, such as consenting to medical treatment, arranging for outpatient counseling or making decisions concerning living arrangements. Or, a guardianship may be general.
A general guardian “has the same powers, rights and duties respecting the [incapacitated person] that a parent has respecting the parent’s unemancipated minor child, except that a guardian is not liable to third persons for acts of the ward [the incapacitated person] solely by reason of the guardianship.” A.R.S. § 14-5312. A general guardian may decide, among other things, where the person is going to reside, make decisions concerning “care, comfort and maintenance . . . [and] training and education.” If the guardian wants the power to place the person in an in-patient mental health facility, such power must be specifically requested and ordered by the Court; otherwise, the guardian does not have the authority to arrange for in-patient mental health care.
The appointment of a guardian generally suspends the incapacitated person’s driver’s license and right to vote. But, the Court may preserve those rights and allow the person to drive and/or vote if it finds that the person may competently do so notwithstanding his or her incapacity.
There is much more involved in guardianships. Read more about Arizona guardianships and conservatorships.
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