SOUTH DAKOTA GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP ACT
PART 1. DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL PROVISIONS.
29A-5-101 Citation of chapter.
29A-5-102 Definition of terms.
29A-5-103 Application of chapter.
29A-5-104 Application of circuit court rules of procedure.
29A-5-106 Application of chapter to person other than parent seeking custody of child--Limitations--Effect of chapter on other law.
29A-5-106.1 Applicability of §§ 29A-5-106, 29A-5-106.1 and chapter 25-5.
29A-5-108 Filing petition for appointment--Jurisdiction.
29A-5-109 Transfer of jurisdiction following appointment.
29A-5-110 Appointment of individual or entity--Qualifications.
29A-5-111 Filing of acceptance and bond--Amount of bond--Notice of nonrenewal.
29A-5-112 Action for breach of bond--Time limit.
29A-5-113 Designation of agent for non-resident guardian or conservator.
29A-5-114 Petition for appointment by guardian or conservator appointed in another state.
29A-5-115 Payment or delivery to nonresident conservator or like fiduciary--Proof of appointment.
29A-5-116 Compensation of guardian, conservator, attorneys, and other appointed individuals.
29A-5-117 Appointment of attorney, guardian ad litem, or court representative.
29A-5-118 Effect of appointment on minor or protected person.
29A-5-119 Training curricula for persons appointed as guardians and conservators.
PART 2. PROCEDURES FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS
FOR MINORS. 29A-5-201
Appointment of guardian or conservator of minor. 29A-5-202
Nomination of guardian or conservator by minor or parent. 29A-5-203
Who may file petition for appointment--Contents of petition. 29A-5-204
Notice of appointment hearing--Exception. 29A-5-205
Court appointment of attorney to protect minor's interest--Investigation by court-appointed representative. 29A-5-206
Filing of minor's financial statement. 29A-5-207
Certain documents to be sealed--Available to certain persons. 29A-5-208
Hearing--Convenience--Participants--Determination of appointment--Findings and conclusions. 29A-5-209
Mailing copy of appointment order. 29A-5-210
Appointment of temporary guardian or conservator.
PART 3. PROCEDURES FOR APPOINTMENT OF GUARDIANS AND CONSERVATORS
FOR PROTECTED PERSONS. 29A-5-301
Appointment of guardian or conservator of protected person. 29A-5-302
Appointment of guardian where capacity lacking to meet requirements for health, care, safety, habilitation, or therapeutic needs. 29A-5-303
Persons for whom conservator may be appointed. 29A-5-304
Nomination of guardian or conservator by protected person--Appointment in absence of effective nomination--Multiple appointments. 29A-5-305
Who may file petition--Contents of petition. 29A-5-306
Report to be included with petition--Contents.
Filing financial statement of protected person. 29A-5-308
Notice of hearing for protected person. 29A-5-309
Contest of appointment by protected person. 29A-5-310
Duties of court representative. 29A-5-311
Protected person's pre-hearing record sealed. 29A-5-312
Hearing for alleged person in need of protection--Duty of jury--Duty of court. 29A-5-313
Mailing appointment order to protected person. 29A-5-314
Issuing letter of guardianship or conservatorship. 29A-5-315
Temporary guardian or conservator of protected person.
PART 4. ADMINISTRATION OF GUARDIANSHIPS AND CONSERVATORSHIPS. 29A-5-401
Responsibility of guardian of minor--Authority with regard to guardian appointed under other chapters. 29A-5-402
Responsibility of guardian of protected person. 29A-5-403
Annual report of guardian of protected person. 29A-5-404
Responsibilities of minor's conservator. 29A-5-405
Responsibilities of conservator of protected person. 29A-5-406
Protective arrangements for minors or protected persons. 29A-5-407
Inventory of minor's or protected person's real and personal estate. 29A-5-408
Annual accounting of conservator. 29A-5-409
Waiver of accounting requirements--Change in frequency of accountings. 29A-5-410
Notice of hearing on petition for order subsequent to appointment. 29A-5-411
Powers of conservator. 29A-5-412
Confirmation of sale of real estate. 29A-5-413
Restrictions on conservator of minor or protected person. 29A-5-414
Liability of guardian for acts of minor or protected person. 29A-5-415
Liability of conservator on contracts entered into during administration of estate--Torts--Successor conservator. 29A-5-416
Multiple guardians--Majority concurrence. 29A-5-417
Presumption of authority of guardian or conservator. 29A-5-418
Filing letters of conservatorship--Proper county--Constructive notice. 29A-5-419
Court's authority to limit powers--Authorization sought by guardian or conservator. 29A-5-420
Court authorized powers of protected person's conservator--Considerations--Hearing--Protected person's will. 29A-5-421
Restriction of protected person's interaction with family prohibited--Exceptions. 29A-5-422
Presumption of protected person's consent or refusal based on proof of relationship. 29A-5-423
Court action to restrict interaction with family member. 29A-5-424
Good cause factors for restricting interaction. 29A-5-425
Types of restrictions--Supervised interaction. 29A-5-426
Proceedings for violation of court order or abuse of discretion by guardian or conservator--Removal.
PART 5. TERMINATION, REVOCATION AND MODIFICATION OF APPOINTMENTS. 29A-5-501
Termination of guardian's or conservator's appointment--Liability for prior acts. 29A-5-502
Appointment of additional guardians or conservators--Successors. 29A-5-503
Petition to resign as guardian or conservator. 29A-5-504
Petition to remove guardian or conservator--Reasons for removal. 29A-5-505
Termination of guardianship or conservatorship upon minor's death or majority--Adoption or emancipation of minor. 29A-5-506
Termination of guardianship or conservatorship of minor when no longer needed--Investigation by court representative. 29A-5-507
Termination of guardianship or conservatorship upon death of protected person.
Termination, revocation or modification of guardian or conservator--Modification of limited guardianship or limited conservatorship--Investigation by court representative--Records sealed. 29A-5-509
Hearing on petition to terminate, revoke, or modify--Jury--Duty of court. 29A-5-510
State as conservator of protected person--Distribution of assets upon death.