Guardianship; procedures for restriction of communication, visitation, or interaction. (HB1260)

Introduced By

Del. Danica Roem (D-Manassas Park)


Passed Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by Governor
Became Law


Guardianship; procedures for restriction of communication, visitation, or interaction. Provides that a guardian shall not restrict an incapacitated person's ability to communicate with, visit, or interact with other persons with whom the incapacitated person has an established relationship, unless such restriction is reasonable to prevent physical, mental, or emotional harm to or financial exploitation of such incapacitated person. Under current law, guardians are directed to not unreasonably restrict any such communication, visitation, or interaction. The bill further requires that the guardian provide written notice to any restricted person stating (i) the nature and terms of the restriction, (ii) the reasons why the guardian believes the restriction is necessary, and (iii) how the restricted person may challenge such restriction in court. The bill provides a procedure by which a person whose communication, visits, or interaction with an incapacitated person have been restricted may challenge such restriction in court. Read the Bill »


Bill Has Failed


01/20/2022Presented and ordered printed 22104553D
01/20/2022Referred to Committee for Courts of Justice
01/25/2022Assigned Courts sub: Subcommittee #2
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends reporting with substitute (7-Y 0-N)
01/31/2022Subcommittee recommends referring to Committee on Appropriations
02/07/2022Reported from Courts of Justice with substitute (20-Y 0-N) (see vote tally)
02/07/2022Committee substitute printed 22106037D-H1
02/07/2022Referred to Committee on Appropriations
02/08/2022Assigned App. sub: Health & Human Resources
02/08/2022Subcommittee recommends laying on the table (5-Y 3-N)
02/15/2022Left in Appropriations

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