Guardian ad litem; petition for appointment thereof examined by physician before being appointed. (SB1347)

Introduced By

Sen. Frank Ruff (R-Clarksville) with support from co-patron Del. Tommy Wright (R-Victoria)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guardian ad litem; evaluation for appointment. Provides that the subject of a petition for appointment of a guardian ad litem must be examined by a physician or psychologist before a guardian is appointed. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/16/2007Presented and ordered printed 079244812
01/16/2007Referred to Committee on Education and Health
01/25/2007Rereferred to Courts of Justice


L. Perez writes:

Guardian ad litems are often appointed to represent incarcerated inmates based solely on the fact that their incapacity is their incarceration. Unless a phrase exempting them from this requirement is included in this bill, unnecessary, costly and timeconsuming examinations will occur.