2018 South Carolina Code of Laws
Title 62 - South Carolina Probate Code
ARTICLE 5 - PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
Section 62-5-407. Order of appointment; rights and powers of protected person.
Section effective January 1, 2019.
(A) The court shall exercise its authority to encourage maximum self-reliance and independence of the protected person and issue orders only to the extent necessitated by the protected person's mental and adaptive limitations.
(B) The court shall set forth the rights and powers removed from the protected person. To the extent rights are not removed, they are retained by the protected person. Such rights and powers include the rights and powers to:
(1) buy, sell, or transfer real or personal property or transact business of any type including, but not limited to, those powers conferred upon the conservator under Section 62-5-422;
(2) make, modify, or terminate contracts; or
(3) bring or defend any action at law or equity.
(C) Nothing in this section shall prevent the protected person from notifying the court that he is being unjustly denied a right or privilege or requesting removal of the conservator or termination of the conservatorship pursuant to Section 62-5-428.
(D) Unless a court order specifies otherwise, the appointment of a conservator terminates the parts of the power of attorney that relate to matters within the scope of the conservatorship. The authority of an agent to make health care decisions or authority granted by advance directives regarding health care is not altered or changed by the appointment of a conservator.
HISTORY: 2017 Act No. 87 (S.415), Section 5.A, eff January 1, 2019.
Prior Laws: Former Section 62-5-407 was titled Procedure concerning hearing and order on original petition, and had the following history: 1986 Act No. 539, Section 1; 2010 Act No. 244, Section 33, eff June 7, 2010; 2016 Act No. 278 (S.777), Section 5, eff June 9, 2016. See now, Code 1976 Sections 62-5-402, 62-5-403B, 62-5-403C, and 62-5-403D.