|FAQ Frequently Asked Questions||What Are the Duties of a Guardian?|
|A guardian has powers and responsibilities similar to a parent. The guardian may make personal decisions for the ward such as living arrangements, education, social activities, and authorization or withholding of medical or other professional care, treatment, or advice (when included in letters appointing guardian).|
A guardian must submit a written report to the court annually on the date of the appointment as guardian, on the resignation or removal of the guardian, or on termination of the ward’s minority or disability. The report includes various information on the health and living conditions of the ward.
Generally, a guardian is not expected to manage the income or property of the ward. However, the guardian may receive funds payable for the support of the ward such as social security or SSI.