2017 Kansas Statutes
Chapter 59 PROBATE CODE
Article 30 GUARDIANS OR CONSERVATORS
59-3076 Guardianship plan; contents; effectuation; revision.
59-3076. Guardianship plan; contents; effectuation; revision. (a) At any time, the court may require the guardian, or the guardian may at any time choose, to develop and file with the court a plan for the care of the ward. This plan shall be developed consistent with the provisions of subsection (a) of K.S.A. 59-3075, and amendments thereto. This plan may provide for, but need not be limited to providing for:
(1) Where the ward will reside, including any proposal to admit the ward to any nursing facility;
(2) what degree of autonomy the ward will have with regard to making choices concerning such matters as attending any educational or vocational training, employment, volunteering for any type of service or activity, traveling independently, and obtaining either routine or specified medical care without the guardian's consent, and what restrictions the guardian will place upon the ward with regard to such choices; and
(3) what restrictions, if any, the guardian will place on whom the ward may associate with, and if so, the names of any persons the guardian will restrict from association with the ward.
(b) If the court has not also appointed a conservator for the ward, the court may further require the guardian, or the guardian may choose, to include as a part of the guardian's plan, what restrictions, if any, the guardian will place upon the ward's use of the ward's financial assets or the ward's access to those assets. In any case, the court shall not approve any guardianship plan which does not comply with the provisions of subsection (e)(8) of K.S.A. 59-3075, and amendments thereto, if applicable.
(c) If required by the court, the court may set a date by which this guardianship plan shall be filed with the court. Otherwise, the guardian may at any time file a plan with the court. Upon the filing of a plan, the court may require the guardian to give notice thereof to such persons as the court directs. Any interested party may request that the court conduct a hearing concerning any plan filed with the court. The court may require the guardian to amend or withdraw any plan filed.
(d) Any guardianship plan filed with the court shall be effectuated by the guardian to the maximum extent possible consistent with any changing circumstances of the ward. Within each report concerning the status of the ward submitted to the court as the court directs pursuant to K.S.A. 59-3084, and amendments thereto, the guardian shall explain any actions taken in deviance from the plan and the reasons therefor.
(e) At any time deemed appropriate by the guardian, the guardian may file a revised guardianship plan consistent with the provisions of this section.
History: L. 2002, ch. 114, § 27; July 1.