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Relating to applications for the complete restoration of a ward's capacity or modification of a guardianship.
This bill would amend the Estates Code to say that a written letter from a physician is not required before the appointment of a court investigator or guardian ad litem regarding an application for the restoration of a ward’s capacity or modification of a guardianship.
The court would be required to send acknowledgement of an informal letter from a ward not later than 30 days after they receive it and advise the ward of the date on which the court appointed the investigator or guardian ad litem under the section, as well as their contact information. The bill would also add the provision that if a guardian that is the subject of an application dies, resigns, or was removed, the court may not require the appointment of a new guardian before considering the application.