Legislation: adult guardianships
01/17/2017, Legislation, Guardianship/Conservatorship of Adults - Ward
SB 501 would require a court to appoint counsel for adult protective proceedings (including guardianships) upon request, provided that the court holds hearing, while SB 502 would require the court to a hold hearing for any petition for appointment of a fiduciary or guardian filed by a county public guardian and require counsel to be appointed for such hearings. Both bills died in the Ways and Means Committee, although SB 502 first received a favorable report from the Judiciary Committee.
|The NCCRC submitted testimony in support of these bills.|