2011 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 35 - PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY
CHAPTER 20 - ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES
35-20-105. Protective services; no services without consent; responsibility for costs.
(a) The department may furnish protective services in response to a request for assistance from the vulnerable adult, his caregiver, conservator, guardian, guardian ad litem or agent, or a family member. The department shall not serve as a caregiver.
(b) Except under conditions provided for in W.S. 35-20-106 no vulnerable adult shall be required to accept protective services without his consent or, if he lacks the capacity to consent, the consent of his caregiver, conservator, guardian, guardian ad litem or agent, or a family member.
(c) Costs incurred to furnish protective services, including but not limited to fees for the services of a guardian ad litem, guardian or conservator, may be paid by the department unless:
(i) The vulnerable adult is eligible for protective services from another governmental agency or any other source, taking into consideration any personal assets or financial resources and services that can be provided under Medicaid or any other available indigency program for which the vulnerable adult may qualify; or
(ii) A court appoints a guardian ad litem, guardian or conservator and orders that the costs be paid from the vulnerable adult's estate.
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