Note: see session law sections for effective dates.
(a) If a basis is established for a protective order with respect to an individual, the court, without appointing a conservator, may:
(1) authorize, direct, or ratify any transaction necessary or desirable to achieve any arrangement for security, service, or care meeting the foreseeable needs of the protected person, including:
(i) subject to the procedural and notice requirements of section 524.5-418, the sale, mortgage, lease, or other transfer of property;
(ii) purchase of an annuity;
(iii) making a contract for lifetime care, a deposit contract, or a contract for training and education; or
(iv) addition to or establishment of a suitable trust, including a trust created under the Uniform Custodial Trust Act; and
(2) authorize, direct, or ratify any other contract, trust, will, or transaction relating to the protected person's property and business affairs, including a settlement of a claim, upon determining that it is in the best interest of the protected person.
(b) In deciding whether to approve a protective arrangement or other transaction under this section, the court shall consider the factors listed in section 524.5-411, paragraph (e).
(c) The court may appoint an agent to assist in the accomplishment of any protective arrangement or other transaction authorized under this section. The agent has the authority conferred by the order and shall serve until discharged by order after report to the court; provided, however, that if a conservator is appointed, only the conservator has the power to sign all real estate deeds.