633.562  Notification of guardianship powers.

In a proceeding for the appointment of a guardian, the proposed ward shall be given written notice which advises the proposed ward that if a guardian is appointed, the guardian may, without court approval, provide for the care of the ward, manage the ward's personal property and effects, assist the ward in developing self-reliance and receiving professional care, counseling, treatment or services as needed, and ensure that the ward receives necessary emergency medical services. The notice shall also advise the proposed ward that, upon the court's approval, the guardian may change the ward's permanent residence to a more restrictive residence, and arrange for major elective surgery or any other nonemergency major medical procedure. The notice shall clearly advise the proposed ward in boldfaced type of a minimum size of ten points, of the right to counsel and the potential deprivation of the proposed ward's civil rights. In an involuntary guardianship proceeding, the notice shall be served upon the proposed ward with the notice of the filing of the petition as provided in section 633.554.

Section History: Recent form

  89 Acts, ch 178, §11

Internal References

  Referred to in § 633.557

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