Conservator – when making decisions, a conservator should consider the preferences of the conserved person

  • Involve the conserved person in the decision-making process
  • Talk to the conserved person about his/her preferences
  • Become familiar with the conserved person’s past practices
  • Review documents that may provide guidance
  • Consult with family, friends and providers
  • If a conserved person cannot express preferences, the conservator should determine what the conserved person would want if the person could make the decision
  • Last Resort
    1. Best Interest analysis – tries to determine what is good for the conserved person, as opposed to what the person wants
      • Determine what the conserved person wants or would do in the specific situation
      • If unable to determine what the conserved person wants or if the desires may cause substantial harm, the conservator may consider the best interests of the conserved person
    2. Conflicts of interests – a conflict between the private interests and official responsibilities of the conservator
      • The conservator should not profit off the conserved person
      • The conservator must not make decisions that benefit him or her over other persons
      • The conservator should not purchase property from the conserved person for less than the fair market value

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