2017 Georgia Code
Title 29 - Guardian and Ward
Chapter 11 - Uniform Adult Guardianship and Conservatorship Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
Article 1 - General Provisions
§ 29-11-5. Appropriate requests to and from courts of other jurisdictions
- (a) In a guardianship proceeding or conservatorship proceeding in this state, a court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to do any of the following:
- (1) Hold an evidentiary hearing;
- (2) Order a person in that state to produce evidence or give testimony pursuant to procedures of that state;
- (3) Order that an evaluation or assessment be made of the respondent;
- (4) Order any appropriate investigation of a person involved in a proceeding;
- (5) Forward to the court of this state a certified copy of the transcript or other record of a hearing under paragraph (1) of this subsection or any other proceeding, any evidence otherwise produced under paragraph (2) of this subsection, and any evaluation or assessment prepared in compliance with an order under paragraph (3) or (4) of this subsection;
- (6) Issue any order necessary to assure the appearance in the proceeding of a person whose presence is necessary for the court to make a determination, including the respondent or the incapacitated person or protected person; or
- (7) Issue an order authorizing the release of medical, financial, criminal, or other relevant information in that state, including protected health information as defined in 45 C.F.R. 160.103, as amended.
- (b) If a court of another state in which a guardianship proceeding or conservatorship proceeding is pending requests a court of this state to do any action included in subsection (a) of this Code section, such court of this state shall have jurisdiction for the limited purpose of granting the request or making reasonable efforts to comply with the request.
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