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Georgia Code Title 29. Guardian and Ward § 29-5-20

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(a) In every conservatorship the ward has the right to:

(1) A qualified conservator who acts in the best interest of the ward;

(2) A conservator who is reasonably accessible to the ward;

(3) Have the ward's property utilized as necessary to provide adequately for the ward's support, care, education, health, and welfare;

(4) Communicate freely and privately with persons other than the conservator, except as otherwise ordered by a court of competent jurisdiction;

(5) Individually, or through the ward's representative or legal counsel, bring an action relating to the conservatorship, including the right to file a petition alleging that the ward is being unjustly denied a right or privilege granted by Chapter 4 of this title and this chapter and the right to bring an action to modify or terminate the conservatorship pursuant to the provisions of Code Sections 29-5-71 and 29-5-72;

(6) The least restrictive form of conservatorship, taking into consideration the ward's functional limitations, personal needs, and preferences;  and

(7) Be restored to capacity at the earliest possible time.

(b) The appointment of a conservator is not a determination regarding the right of the ward to vote.

(c) The appointment of a conservator is not a determination that the ward lacks testamentary capacity.

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