2022 Pennsylvania Consolidated & Unconsolidated Statutes
Chapter 55 - Incapacitated Persons
Section 5512.2 - Review hearing

§ 5512.2. Review hearing.

(a) Time of hearing.--The court may set a date for a review hearing in its order establishing the guardianship or hold a review hearing at any time it shall direct. The court shall conduct a review hearing promptly if the incapacitated person, guardian or any interested party petitions the court for a hearing for reason of a significant change in the person's capacity, a change in the need for guardianship services or the guardian's failure to perform his duties in accordance with the law or to act in the best interest of the incapacitated person. The court may dismiss a petition for review hearing if it determines that the petition is frivolous.

(b) Burden of proof and rights.--The incapacitated person shall have all of the rights enumerated in this chapter. Except when the hearing is held to appoint a successor guardian, the burden of proof, by clear and convincing evidence, shall be on the party advocating continuation of guardianship or expansion of areas of incapacity.

(Apr. 16, 1992, P.L.108, No.24, eff. 60 days)

1992 Amendment. Act 24 added section 5512.2. See section 21 of Act 24 in the appendix to this title for special provisions relating to applicability.

Cross References. Section 5512.2 is referred to in section 5517 of this title.

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