Legislation in Missouri

SB 1083 Modifies procedures in guardianship proceedings for incapacitated persons
Sponsor: Wallingford
LR Number: 6317S.02I Fiscal Notes
Committee: Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence
Last Action: 4/12/2016 – Hearing Conducted S Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee Journal Page:
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Effective Date: August 28, 2016
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Current Bill Summary

SB 1083 – This act provides that in guardianship proceedings, a court must determine that the incapacitated person’s choice or nomination, spouse, or family member is deficient in his or ability to serve prior to selecting a third person as a guardian of the incapacitated adult. If there is a claim that a person is deficient because of the living conditions, then the court shall require an investigation by the Department of Health and Senior Services of the living conditions. A court must also make a determination that the living conditions are dangerous or unsanitary prior to making the finding that a person is deficient for the purposes of guardianship.