Parts 9525.3010 to 9525.3100 implement Minnesota Statutes, chapter 252A, by setting standards that govern the responsibility of county boards in providing public guardianship services to persons with a developmental disability. Parts 9525.3010 to 9525.3100 do not apply to persons with related conditions as defined in Minnesota Statutes, section 252.27, subdivision 1a. All guardianship responsibilities in parts 9525.3010 to 9525.3100 are delegated by the commissioner to the county of guardianship responsibility, unless otherwise stated. The commissioner may modify or rescind the delegation of these guardianship responsibilities in whole or in part if a county fails to comply with parts 9525.3010 to 9525.3100 or when the action is found to be in the best interest of the ward. For purposes of parts 9525.3010 to 9525.3100, the term "ward" includes "conservatee," the term "guardianship" includes "conservatorship," and the term "public guardian" or "guardian" includes "public conservator" or "conservator," unless otherwise stated.
provide supervision and protection to persons with a developmental disability who are unable to fully provide for their own needs and for whom no qualified person is willing and able to act as private guardian;
set standards that the department and local agencies are to follow in the provision of public guardianship services;
safeguard the decision making powers of persons with a developmental disability so that they are not restricted beyond the clearly established need; and
assist persons with a developmental disability in receiving those services to which they are entitled under state and federal law.
MS s 252A.21
17 SR 2276; L 2013 c 59 art 3 s 21
October 16, 2013