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CHAPTER 29A-5

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29A-5-105      Repealed.
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 ยงยง 29A-5-106, 29A-5-106.1 and chapter 25-5.
29A-5-107      Repealed.
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.
29A-5-307      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.
29A-5-508      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.


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