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Title 29, Chapter 5, Section 3 (29-5-3)

(a) Subject to the provisions of this Code section, guardians of the person of incapacitated adults appointed under this chapter shall have those rights and powers reasonably necessary to provide adequately for the support, care, education, and well-being of the ward and to perform all other duties imposed by this chapter on such guardians.

(b) The guardian of the person:

(1) Shall respect and maintain the individual rights and dignity of the ward at all times;

(2) Is entitled to custody of the person of his ward and may establish the ward's place of abode within or outside this state, to the extent that this is consistent with the terms of any order by a court of competent jurisdiction relating to detention or commitment of the ward;

(3) Shall make arrangements from funds available from the ward's estate or third parties for the support, care, well-being, and appropriate habilitation, training, and education of his ward in the least restrictive environment, considering the needs and resources of the ward;

(4) Shall be reasonably accessible to his ward and shall maintain regular contact or communication with his ward;

(5) Shall take reasonable care of clothing, furniture, vehicles, and other personal effects of the ward which are with the ward;

(6) May participate in such legal proceedings, in the name of the ward, as are appropriate for the support, care, education, or well-being of the ward;

(7) Shall petition the court for the appointment of a guardian ad litem for the ward wherever, in any legal proceeding, the interest of the ward could be adverse to that of the guardian;

(8) Subject to Chapters 9 and 20 of Title 31 and any other pertinent law, may give any consents or approvals that may be necessary to enable the ward to receive medical or other professional care, counsel, treatment, or service;

(9) Except as otherwise provided by law, shall not personally be liable to third parties for the acts of his ward solely because of the existence of the guardian-ward relationship; and

(10) Within four months after appointment and within two months after each anniversary date of appointment, shall file with the probate court a personal status report concerning his ward, which shall include:

(A) A specific description by the guardian of the ward's general condition, living situation, progress, development, and needs; and

(B) Recommendations for any alteration in the guardianship order. (c) In its order of appointment or subsequent orders, the probate court may limit any powers granted to the guardian of the person under this chapter. In subsequent orders, the court may impose any additional duties upon such guardian which under this chapter could have been, but were not, imposed by any earlier order of the court.

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