Guardianship; communication between incapacitated persons and others. (HB477)

Introduced By

Del. David Reid (D-Loudoun) with support from co-patron Del. Mark Levine (D-Alexandria)

Progress

Introduced
Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law

Description

Guardianship; communication between incapacitated persons and others. Prohibits a guardian of an incapacitated person from restricting such incapacitated person's ability to communicate with, visit, or interact with other persons with whom the incapacitated person has expressed a desire to communicate, visit, or interact or with whom the incapacitated person has an established relationship. The bill creates a means by which a guardian may petition the court to restrict such incapacitated person's right to communicate. The bill allows the court to restrict such communication for good cause shown but specifies that the court shall limit itself to the least restrictive means possible if it finds such a restriction to be necessary. The bill allows the court to require a guardian found to have brought such a petition in bad faith or not for the benefit of the incapacitated person to pay or reimburse all or some of the incapacitated person's reasonable costs and fees. The bill also specifies that such a finding may be grounds for termination of the guardianship appointment. Read the Bill »

Outcome

Bill Has Failed

History

DateAction
01/07/2018Committee
01/07/2018Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/10/18 18102780D
01/07/2018Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/16/2018Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/17/2018Subcommittee recommends striking from docket (8-Y 0-N)
01/23/2018Impact statement from DPB (HB477)
02/15/2018Left in Courts of Justice