(a) “Emergency” means a circumstance that likely will result in substantial harm to a respondent's
health, safety, or welfare, and for which the appointment of a guardian is necessary
because no other person has authority and is willing to act on the respondent's behalf.
(b) “Home state” means the state in which the respondent was physically present, including any period
of temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months immediately before the filing
of a petition for a protective order or the appointment of a guardian; or if none,
the state in which the respondent was physically present, including any period of
temporary absence, for at least six consecutive months ending within the six months
prior to the filing of the petition.
(c) “Significant-connection state” means a state, other than the home state, with which a respondent has a significant
connection other than mere physical presence and in which substantial evidence concerning
the respondent is available.
(a) The location of the respondent's family and other persons required to be notified
of the guardianship or protective proceeding;
(b) The length of time the respondent at any time was physically present in the state
and the duration of any absence;
(c) The location of the respondent's property; and
(d) The extent to which the respondent has ties to the state such as voting registration,
state or local tax return filing, vehicle registration, driver's license, social relationship,
and receipt of services.
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