The commissioner, acting through the local agency, shall seek parents, near relatives, and other interested persons to assume a private guardianship appointment as a preferred alternative over public guardianship.
The commissioner, acting through the local agency, shall seek out persons with a developmental disability who are not under public guardianship but are in need of guardianship services and advise them of the availability of services and assistance.
When a ward has a personal estate beyond that which is necessary for the ward's personal and immediate needs, the county staff acting as public guardian shall:
determine whether a guardian of the estate has been appointed;
determine whether a guardian of the estate is necessary under the criteria in Minnesota Statutes, section 525.54, subdivision 3, if no guardian of the estate has been appointed; and
petition the court with probate jurisdiction in the county of guardianship responsibility for the appointment of a private guardian of the estate, if a guardianship of the estate is determined to be necessary.
MS s 252A.21
17 SR 2276; L 1995 c 189 s 8; L 1996 c 277 s 1; L 2013 c 59 art 3 s 21
October 16, 2013