(1) When the court grants legal custody to the Department of Human Services, it may also grant guardianship of the ward to the department, to remain in effect solely while the ward remains in the legal custody of the department.
(2) When the court grants legal custody to a private institution or agency or to a suitable person or entity, the court may grant guardianship of the ward to the private institution or agency to which the ward is committed or to the suitable person or entity if it appears necessary to do so in the interests of the ward.
(3) Unless guardianship is granted as provided in subsection (1) or (2) of this section, the court as an incident of its wardship has the duties and authority of the guardian as provided in ORS 419B.376 and 419B.379. [1993 c.33 §114; 1993 c.367 §3; 2003 c.229 §10; 2003 c.396 §64]Section: Previous 419B.350 419B.352 419B.365 419B.366 419B.367 419B.368 419B.369 419B.370 419B.373 419B.376 419B.379 419B.385 419B.387 419B.389 419B.395 Next
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