2019 Arkansas Code
Title 28 - Wills, Estates, and Fiduciary Relationships
Subtitle 5 - Fiduciary Relationships
Chapter 65 - Guardians Generally
Subchapter 3 - Powers and Duties
§ 28-65-303. Care, Treatment, and Confinement of Ward

Universal Citation: AR Code § 28-65-303 (2019)
  • (a)

    • (1) If the ward is incapacitated for reasons other than minority and has not been committed to the state hospital as otherwise provided by law, the court, upon petition of the guardian of the person or other interested person and after such notice as the court shall direct, including notice to the guardian of the person if he or she is not the petitioner, may authorize or direct the guardian of the person to take appropriate action for the commitment of the ward to the state hospital or, while retaining control over and responsibility for the care of the person of the ward, to place the ward in some other suitable institution for treatment, care, or safekeeping.

    • (2) Upon petition of the guardian or other interested person, after a hearing of which the guardian of the person and such other persons as the court may direct shall have notice, the court, for good cause shown, may modify, amend, or revoke such an order.

  • (b) If the condition of the ward is such as to endanger the person or property of himself or herself or others, the guardian, in an emergency, may temporarily confine the ward in some suitable place or may deliver him or her into the custody of the sheriff for safekeeping in the county jail until such time as the court may hear and act upon a petition, which shall be promptly filed by the guardian, with reference to the commitment of the ward to the state hospital or for other appropriate provision for his or her treatment, care, or safekeeping.

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