2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-667p - Transfer of conservatorship to another state.

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 45a-667p (2018)

(a) Except for an individual under voluntary representation as provided in section 45a-646, a conserved person, a conserved person's attorney, a conservator of the person or a conservator of the estate appointed in this state or any person who has received notice pursuant to subdivision (2) of subsection (a) of section 45a-649 may petition a Probate Court to transfer the conservatorship of the person or the conservatorship of the estate, or both, to another state.

(b) Notice of a petition under subsection (a) of this section shall be given to the persons that would be entitled to notice of a petition in this state for the appointment of a conservator of the person or conservator of the estate, or both.

(c) On the court's own motion or on request of the conserved person, the conserved person's attorney, the conservator of the person or the conservator of the estate or other person required to be notified of the petition, the court of probate shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to subsection (a) of this section.

(d) The court of probate shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer a conservatorship of the person and shall direct the conservator of the person to petition for conservatorship of the person in the other state if the court of probate is satisfied that the conservatorship of the person will be granted by the court in the other state and the court finds that:

(1) The conserved person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state;

(2) An objection to the transfer has not been made or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the conserved person, including the reasonable and informed expressed preferences of the conserved person;

(3) Plans for care and services for the conserved person in the other state are reasonable and sufficient, have been made after allowing the conserved person the opportunity to participate meaningfully in decision making in accordance with the conserved person's abilities, and include assisting the conserved person in removing obstacles to independence, assisting the conserved person in achieving self-reliance, ascertaining the conserved person's views, making decisions in conformance with the reasonable and informed expressed preferences of the conserved person, and making all reasonable efforts to make decisions in conformance with the conserved person's expressed health care preferences, including health care instructions and other wishes, if any, described in any validly executed health care instructions or otherwise; and

(4) If the transfer involves the termination of a tenancy or lease of a conserved person, the sale or disposal of any real property or household furnishings of the conserved person, a change in the conserved person's residence or the placement of the conserved person in an institution for long-term care, as defined in section 45a-656b, the requirements in section 45a-656b have been met.

(e) The court of probate shall issue a provisional order granting a petition to transfer a conservatorship of the estate and shall direct the conservator of the estate to petition for conservatorship of the estate in the other state if the court of probate is satisfied that the conservatorship of the estate will be accepted by the court of the other state and the court finds that:

(1) The conserved person is physically present in or is reasonably expected to move permanently to the other state, or the conserved person has a significant connection to the other state considering the factors set forth in subsection (b) of section 45a-667g;

(2) An objection to the transfer has not been made or, if an objection has been made, the objector has not established that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the conserved person, including the reasonable and informed expressed preferences of the conserved person;

(3) Adequate arrangements will be made for management of the conserved person's property, and that such arrangements will be made in accordance with subsection (a) of section 45a-655; and

(4) The transfer is made in accordance with section 45a-656b.

(f) The court of probate shall issue a final order confirming the transfer and terminating the conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate on its receipt of:

(1) A provisional order accepting the proceeding from the court to which the proceeding is to be transferred which is issued under provisions similar to those in section 45a-667q; and

(2) The documents required to terminate a conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate in this state.

(P.A. 12-22, S. 17; P.A. 13-81, S. 15.)

History: P.A. 13-81 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute reference to Sec. 45a-646 for reference to Sec. 45a-647 and substitute “Probate Court” for “court of probate”, effective June 5, 2013.

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