2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 30. Guardian and Ward
§30-3-118. Duties and powers of guardian or limited guardian.

Universal Citation: 30 OK Stat § 30-3-118 (2018)

A. A guardian or limited guardian of the person of an incapacitated or partially incapacitated person is responsible for the care or control of the ward pursuant to the provisions of the Oklahoma Guardianship and Conservatorship Act, and the orders of the court, and the guardianship plan approved by the court and shall perform diligently and in good faith any specific duties and powers assigned by the court.

B. 1. A guardian or limited guardian of the person of an incapacitated or partially incapacitated person shall:

a.become or remain sufficiently acquainted with the ward and maintain sufficient contact with the ward to know of the capacities, limitations, needs, opportunities, and physical and mental health of the ward;

b.assure that the ward has a place of abode in the least restrictive, most normal setting consistent with the requirements for his health or safety; and

c.provide any required consents or approvals on behalf of the ward as authorized by the court.

2. A guardian or limited guardian of the person, if consistent with the terms of an order of the court, may:

a.if no guardian of the property or conservator for the estate of the ward has been appointed, institute proceedings, including administrative proceedings, or take other appropriate action to compel the performance by any person of a duty to support the ward or to pay sums for the welfare of the ward; and

b.consent to routine or necessary medical or other professional care, treatment, or advice for the ward without liability by reason of the consent for injury to the ward resulting from the negligence or acts of third persons unless a parent would have been liable in the circumstances.

C. If satisfied that the incapacity or partial incapacity of the ward has ceased, the guardian or limited guardian shall file a petition requesting a determination on the restoration to capacity of the ward and the termination of the guardianship.

Added by Laws 1988, c. 329, § 55, eff. Dec. 1, 1988. Amended by Laws 1990, c. 323, § 40, operative July 1, 1990.

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