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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 22. Social Services
Agency 30. Department For Aging And Rehabilitative Services
Chapter 70. The Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program

22VAC30-70-20. Introduction and purpose.

A. Introduction. Pursuant to § 51.5-149 of the Code of Virginia, the General Assembly declared that the policy of the Commonwealth is to ensure that persons who cannot adequately care for themselves because of incapacity are able to meet essential requirements for physical and emotional health and management of financial resources with the assistance of a guardian or conservator, as appropriate, in circumstances where (i) the incapacitated person's financial resources are insufficient to fully compensate a private guardian or conservator and pay court costs and fees associated with the appointment proceeding, and (ii) there is no other proper and suitable person willing and able to serve in such capacity or there is no guardian or conservator appointed within one month of adjudication pursuant to § 64.2-2015 of the Code of Virginia.

B. Purpose. This regulation sets forth requirements for the Virginia Public Guardian and Conservator Program and establishes the requirements for public guardian program contractors to operate a designated public guardian program.

Statutory Authority

§ 51.5-131 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Former 22VAC5-30-20 derived from Virginia Register Volume 24, Issue 25, eff. January 1, 2009; amended and renumbered Virginia Register Volume 29, Issue 4, eff. November 22, 2012; Volume 37, Issue 19, eff. June 25, 2021.

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