2018 California Code
Welfare and Institutions Code - WIC
CHAPTER 3 - Conservatorship for Gravely Disabled Persons
Section 5352.1.


(a) The court may establish a temporary conservatorship for a period not to exceed 30 days and appoint a temporary conservator on the basis of the comprehensive report of the officer providing conservatorship investigation filed pursuant to Section 5354, or on the basis of an affidavit of the professional person who recommended conservatorship stating the reasons for his or her recommendation, if the court is satisfied that the comprehensive report or affidavit shows the necessity for a temporary conservatorship.

(b) Except as provided in this section, all temporary conservatorships shall expire automatically at the conclusion of 30 days, unless prior to that date the court shall conduct a hearing on the issue of whether or not the proposed conservatee is gravely disabled as defined in subdivision (h) of Section 5008.

(c) If the proposed conservatee demands a court or jury trial on the issue whether he or she is gravely disabled, the court may extend the temporary conservatorship until the date of the disposition of the issue by the court or jury trial, provided that the extension shall in no event exceed a period of six months.

(Amended by Stats. 2008, Ch. 179, Sec. 238. Effective January 1, 2009.)

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