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29A-5-310Duties of court representative.

Except to the extent excused by the court for good cause shown, the court representative shall interview the petitioner and the proposed guardian or conservator, shall visit the person alleged to need protection at the place where the person is located, shall orally explain the contents of the notice and petition to the person alleged to need protection and record his response, and shall ascertain whether the person alleged to need protection desires and is able to attend the hearing on the petition. The court representative shall make a recommendation to the court concerning the relief requested in the petition and shall submit a written report unless the court otherwise orders.

Source: SL 1993, ch 213, § 38; SDCL 30-36-38; SL 1995, ch 167, § 181; SL 2000, ch 136, § 1.

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