2005 Arizona Revised Statutes - Revised Statutes §14-5312.02 Conversion of guardianship for gravely disabled person; evaluation reports
A. A guardian for a gravely disabled person may petition for conversion of the guardianship to one established pursuant to this title. The petition for conversion shall be supported by the opinion of either a physician who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 13 or 17 and who is a specialist in psychiatry or a psychologist who is licensed pursuant to title 32, chapter 19.1 that the ward is incapacitated due to a mental disorder as defined in section 36-501 and is currently in need of inpatient mental health care and treatment.
B. The court shall appoint an attorney for the ward if the ward does not have an attorney.
C. The court may accept the recommendations of the mental health expert and issue orders accordingly or it may order a hearing. The court shall order a hearing if requested by the guardian, the ward or the ward's attorney.
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