Maine Revised Statutes

§5-613. Incapacitated persons; guardian ad litem costs

(1).    When the following occur, the costs of the guardian ad litem or any other special costs may be paid by the Department of Health and Human Services, within the limits of the department's budget:
(a). An allegedly incapacitated person is in need of protective services and:
(1) A guardian ad litem is appointed under the provisions of this Code; or
(2) A court incurs special costs in a proceeding concerning such a person; and [1995, c. 560, Pt. K, §6 (AMD); 1995, c. 560, Pt. K, §83 (AFF).]
(b). Appointment of a public guardian or conservator is sought or the allegedly incapacitated person, within 3 months prior to the filing of the petition:
(1) Is or has been a client of the Department of Health and Human Services; or
(3) Has received services from a worker from the Department of Health and Human Services. [2005, c. 397, Pt. A, §13 (AMD).]
[ 2005, c. 397, Pt. A, §13 (AMD) .]
(2).    Exception. The Department of Health and Human Services is not liable for the costs set out in subsection (1) if the department can demonstrate that the allegedly incapacitated person has assets against which the costs may be assessed or that another more appropriate funding source is available and subject to the court's jurisdiction.
[ 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §19 (AMD) .]
1979, c. 540, §1 (NEW). 1983, c. 241, §3 (AMD). 1985, c. 817, (RPR). 1993, c. 410, §CCC6 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K6 (AMD). 1995, c. 560, §K83 (AFF). 2001, c. 354, §3 (AMD). 2003, c. 689, §B6 (REV). 2005, c. 397, §A13 (AMD). 2011, c. 542, Pt. A, §19 (AMD).