Guardian of the Person
By Elder Law and estate planning attorney Rick Law. Founder of the Estate Planning Center at Law Elder Law in Aurora, IL. As discussed in previous articles, the three main types of guardianships are the plenary guardianship, the limited guardianship, and the temporary guardianship. The two main subsets of plenary guardianships are guardians of the person and guardians of the estate. The guardian of the person may:
- make medical decisions;
- oversee the residential placement of their ward (with court approval);
- ensure that the ward receives proper professional services; and
- release medical records and information.