§5-601. Public guardians and conservators; general
(a). In any case in which a guardian or conservator may be appointed by the court under this Article, the court may appoint a public guardian or conservator as provided in this Part for incapacitated persons as defined in section 5-101, subsection (1) who are in need of protective services.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §14 (AMD) .]
(b). The Department of Health and Human Services shall act as the public guardian or conservator for incapacitated persons in need of protective services.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §15 (AMD) .]
(c). Except as otherwise provided in this Part, the appointment, termination, rights and duties, and other provisions for guardians and conservators in this Article shall apply to public guardians and conservators.
[ 1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW) .]
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1993, c. 410, §CCC4 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K4 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K83 (AFF). 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD). 2005, c. 397, §A12 (AMD). 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §§14, 15 (AMD).