(1) The appointment of a guardian ad litem under ORS 419B.231 continues until:
(a) The court terminates the appointment;
(b) The juvenile court proceeding is dismissed; or
(c) The parentís parental rights are terminated, unless the court continues the appointment.
(2) A party to the proceeding or the attorney for the parent for whom a guardian ad litem has been appointed may request removal of the guardian ad litem. The court:
(a) Shall remove the guardian ad litem if the court determines that the parent no longer lacks substantial capacity either to understand the nature and consequences of the proceeding or to give direction and assistance to the parentís attorney on decisions the parent must make in the proceeding; or
(b) May remove the guardian ad litem on other grounds as the court determines appropriate.
(3) The Public Defense Services Commission shall compensate a guardian ad litem for duties the guardian ad litem performs in the proceeding from funds appropriated to the commission. [2005 c.450 §4]Section: Previous 419B.220 419B.223 419B.230 419B.231 419B.233 419B.234 419B.236 419B.237 419B.239 419B.242 419B.245 419B.260 419B.265 419B.268 419B.271 Next
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