Maine Revised Statutes

§5-601. Public guardians and conservators; general

(a).    In any case in which a guardian or conservator may be appointed by the court under this Article, the court may appoint a public guardian or conservator as provided in this Part for incapacitated persons as defined in section 5-101, subsection (1) who are in need of protective services.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §14 (AMD) .]
(b).    The Department of Health and Human Services shall act as the public guardian or conservator for incapacitated persons in need of protective services.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §15 (AMD) .]
(c).    Except as otherwise provided in this Part, the appointment, termination, rights and duties, and other provisions for guardians and conservators in this Article shall apply to public guardians and conservators.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1993, c. 410, §CCC4 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K4 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K83 (AFF). 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD). 2005, c. 397, §A12 (AMD). 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §§14, 15 (AMD).