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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 13. Decedents' Estates, Guardianships, Transfers, and Trusts.
- Chapter 26. Protection of Persons Under Disability and Their Property; Powers of Attorney
- Section 257. Visitor Reports.
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. Conservators; Title By Appointment.
AS 13.26.257. Visitor Reports.
- (a) The initial visitor report of a visitor appointed under AS 13.26.195(b) must include
- (1) the results and analyses of medical and other tests and examinations performed that describe the proposed protected
person's mental, emotional, physical, and educational condition, adaptive behavior, and social skills, and that specify
the data on which the description is based;
- (2) recommendations regarding the types and extent of assistance, if any, necessary to meet the essential requirements for
managing the property and affairs of the proposed protected person;
- (3) an evaluation of the proposed protected person's need for mental health treatment and whether there is a substantial
probability that available treatment will significantly improve the proposed protected person's mental condition;
- (4) an evaluation of the proposed protected person's need for educational or vocational assistance and whether the
assistance can be made available to the protected person;
- (5) an evaluation of the probability that the incapacity may significantly lessen, and the type of services or treatment
that will facilitate improvement in the condition or skills of the proposed protected person;
- (6) a list of the names and addresses of all individuals who examined, interviewed, or investigated the proposed protected
person, and the names and addresses of all persons contacted in preparation of the visitor report;
- (7) a summary of the information that
- (A) was supplied by the person described in (6) of this subsection; and
- (B) supports the conclusions of the visitor report;
- (8) a description of the alternatives to conservatorship that were considered and not recommended and an explanation of
why they are not feasible to meet the needs of the proposed protected person;
- (9) a specification of the financial resources of the proposed protected person, the proposed protected person's
entitlements to insurance benefits, and publicly operated or sponsored health, mental health, and welfare assistance
that might be employed in the provision of services to the proposed protected person; and
- (10) if conservatorship is recommended, a conservatorship outline that identifies
- (A) potential conservators;
- (B) the specific services necessary and available to protect the proposed protected person from serious damage to the
proposed protected person's property and affairs;
- (C) the means by which the services described in (B) of this paragraph may be financed;
- (D) the specific, least restrictive authority needed by the conservator to provide the services described in (B) of this
- (b) In addition to any initial visitor report provided under (a) of this section, every third year, the court may appoint
a visitor to file a report reviewing the conservatorship during the period since the last visitor report, if any.
- (c) In addition to the reports under (a) and (b) of this section, at any time during a conservatorship, a court may
appoint a visitor to file a report reviewing the conservatorship during the period since the last visitor report, if
- (d) A visitor report provided under (b) or (c) of this section must include
- (1) the name and address of the protected person and the conservator;
- (2) the services being provided to the protected person by or through the conservator;
- (3) the significant actions taken by the conservator during the reporting period in regard to the protected person;
- (4) a financial accounting of the estate that has been subject to the possession or control of the conservator;
- (5) a list of the number and nature of the contacts between the conservator and the protected person if the protected
person does not reside with the conservator;
- (6) any other information requested by the court or necessary or desirable in the opinion of the visitor.
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