2018 Maine Revised Statutes
TITLE 18-C: PROBATE CODE
Article 5: UNIFORM GUARDIANSHIP AND PROTECTIVE PROCEEDINGS
Part 3: GUARDIANSHIP OF ADULT
18-C §5-306. Professional evaluation (WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/19)

§5-306. Professional evaluation

(CONTAINS TEXT WITH VARYING EFFECTIVE DATES)

(WHOLE SECTION TEXT EFFECTIVE 7/1/19)

1. Evaluation; report. In every adult guardianship matter, the respondent must be examined by a licensed physician or psychologist who is acceptable to the court and who is qualified to evaluate the respondent's alleged cognitive and functional abilities. The individual conducting the evaluation shall file a report in a record with the court at least 10 days before any hearing on the petition. Unless otherwise directed by the court, the report must contain:

A. A description of the nature, type and extent of the respondent's cognitive and functional abilities and limitations; [2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).]

B. An evaluation of the respondent's mental and physical condition and, if appropriate, educational potential, adaptive behavior and social skills; [2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).]

C. A prognosis for improvement and recommendation for the appropriate treatment, support or habilitation plan; and [2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).]

D. The date of the examination on which the report is based. [2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).]

[ 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF) .]

2. Right to decline. The respondent has the right to decline to participate in an evaluation ordered under subsection 1.

[ 2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW); 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF) .]

SECTION HISTORY

2017, c. 402, Pt. A, §2 (NEW). 2017, c. 402, Pt. F, §1 (AFF).

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