Guardian ad litem; appointment, requested information, records, or reports.
Requires any individual or entity with information, records, or reports relevant to a guardianship or conservatorship proceeding, including any local department of social services, criminal justice agency, financial institution, investment advisor, or other financial services provider, to provide, upon request from the appointed guardian ad litem, such information, records, or reports to the appointed guardian ad litem. The bill also specifies that the individual or entity who provides such information, records, or reports shall do so within five days of the request from the guardian ad litem and shall provide the information, records, or reports at no cost but may attach a statement of expenses or invoice to the requested information, records, or reports to be considered by the court in its determination of the award of costs in a proceeding. Under current law, health care providers and local school divisions are required to provide such information, records, or reports to guardians ad litem upon request. The bill also requires certain financial institutions, in cooperation with an investigation of alleged abuse, neglect, or exploitation of an adult, to make available any financial records or information relevant to such investigation upon request from any guardian ad litem who has been appointed by the court to represent such adult. The bill immunizes such financial institutions from civil or criminal liability for providing such financial records or information, provided that such financial institutions did not engage in gross negligence or willful misconduct.
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