New Duties of Conservator Required by Public Act 07-116

New Duties of Conservator Required by Public Act 07-116

  • Exercise duties and authority in a manner that is the least restrictive means of intervention

  • Assist the conserved person in removing obstacles to independence

  • Assist the conserved person in achieving self-reliance

  • Ascertain the conserved person's views

  • Make decisions in conformance with the conserved person's reasonable and informed expressed preferences

  • Make all reasonable efforts to ascertain the health care instructions and other wishes of the conserved person

  • Make decisions in conformance with the conserved person's expressed health care preferences or health care decisions made by a health care representative

  • Afford the conserved person the opportunity to participate meaningfully in decision-making in accordance with the conserved person's abilities

  • Delegate to the conserved person reasonable responsibility for decisions affecting such conserved person's well-being