2018 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 45a - Probate Courts and Procedure
Chapter 802h - Protected Persons and Their Property
Section 45a-667q - Acceptance of conservatorship transferred from another state.

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

(a) To confirm the transfer of a conservatorship of the person or a conservatorship of the estate transferred to this state under provisions similar to those in section 45a-667p, the conservator of the person or conservator of the estate shall petition the court of probate to accept the conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate. The petition shall include a certified copy of the other state's provisional order of transfer.

(b) Notice of a petition under subsection (a) of this section shall be given to those persons that would be entitled to notice if the petition were a petition for the appointment of a conservator of the person or issuance of a conservator of the estate order in both the transferring state and this state. The notice shall be given in the same manner as notice is required to be given under section 45a-649.

(c) On the court's own motion or on request of the conservator of the person, the conservator of the estate, the conserved person or other person required to be notified of the proceeding, 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 filed under subsection (a) of this section unless:

(1) An objection is made and the objector establishes that transfer of the proceeding would be contrary to the interests of the conserved person, including the reasonable and informed expressed preferences of the conserved person; or

(2) The conservator of the person or conservator of the estate is ineligible for appointment as a conservator of the person or conservator of the estate in this state.

(e) The court of probate shall issue a final order accepting the proceeding and appointing the conservator of the person as conservator of the person in this state or appointing the conservator of the estate as conservator of the estate in this state on its receipt from the court from which the proceeding is being transferred of a final order issued under provisions similar to those in section 45a-667p transferring the proceeding to this state.

(f) Not later than thirty days before the issuance of a final order accepting the transfer of a conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate to this state, the court of probate shall ensure that (1) the conserved person is represented by counsel in accordance with the provisions of section 45a-649a, and (2) such person receives notice of his or her rights under the laws of this state with respect to such transfer.

(g) Not later than ninety days after the issuance of a final order accepting transfer of a conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate to this state, the court of probate shall determine whether the conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate needs to be modified to conform to the laws of this state, and, if so, the court of probate shall order such modifications.

(h) In granting a petition under this section, the court of probate shall recognize a conservatorship of the person order or conservatorship of the estate order from the other state, including the determination of the conserved person's incapacity and the appointment of the conservator of the person or conservator of the estate.

(i) The denial by a court of probate of a petition to accept a conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate transferred from another state does not affect the ability of the conservator of the person or conservator of the estate to seek involuntary representation under section 45a-648 if the court has jurisdiction to grant the involuntary representation other than by reason of the provisional order of transfer.

(j) The granting by a court of probate of a petition to accept a conservatorship of the person or conservatorship of the estate transferred from another state shall:

(1) Grant to the conserved person the same rights as if such person had originally had a conservator of the person or conservator of the estate appointed under part IV of this chapter, including, but not limited to, the right to review and termination of appointment of a conservator under section 45a-660; and

(2) Impose upon the conservator of the person or conservator of the estate the same responsibilities and duties imposed upon a conservator of the person or conservator of the estate under the laws of this state.

(P.A. 12-22, S. 18.)

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