(a) Subject to subdivision (b):
(1) The limited conservator has the care, custody, and control of the limited conservatee.
(2) The limited conservator shall secure for the limited conservatee those habilitation or treatment, training, education, medical and psychological services, and social and vocational opportunity as appropriate and as will assist the limited conservatee in the development of maximum self-reliance and independence.
(b) A limited conservator does not have any of the following powers or controls over the limited conservatee unless those powers or controls are specifically requested in the petition for appointment of a limited conservator and granted by the court in its order appointing the limited conservator:
(1) To fix the residence or specific dwelling of the limited conservatee.
(2) Access to the confidential records and papers of the limited conservatee.
(3) To consent or withhold consent to the marriage of, or the entrance into a registered domestic partnership by, the limited conservatee.
(4) The right of the limited conservatee to contract.
(5) The power of the limited conservatee to give or withhold medical consent.
(6) The limited conservatee’s right to control his or her own social and sexual contacts and relationships.
(7) Decisions concerning the education of the limited conservatee.
(c) Any limited conservator, the limited conservatee, or any relative or friend of the limited conservatee may apply by petition to the superior court of the county in which the proceedings are pending to have the limited conservatorship modified by the elimination or addition of any of the powers which must be specifically granted to the limited conservator pursuant to subdivision (b). The petition shall state the facts alleged to establish that the limited conservatorship should be modified. The granting or elimination of those powers is discretionary with the court. Notice of the hearing on the petition shall be given for the period and in the manner provided in Chapter 3 (commencing with Section 1460) of Part 1.
(d) The limited conservator or any relative or friend of the limited conservatee may appear and oppose the petition. The court shall hear and determine the matter according to the laws and procedures relating to the trial of civil actions, including trial by jury if demanded. If any of the powers which must be specifically granted to the limited conservator pursuant to subdivision (b) are granted or eliminated, new letters of limited conservatorship shall be issued reflecting the change in the limited conservator’s powers.
(Amended by Stats. 2005, Ch. 418, Sec. 28. Effective January 1, 2006.)
Last modified: October 25, 2018