(a) A limited guardian or guardian with authority to make decisions regarding the
ward's estate, shall return to the probate court, in every year, his or her account,
in the same manner as executors and administrators are by law required to do. The probate court shall monitor each limited guardianship or guardianship file. If the court finds that an annual accounting has not been filed, the court shall
cite the limited guardian or guardian and demand that an accounting be filed within
thirty (30) days. If the limited guardian or guardian fails to comply with the citation for thirty
(30) days, without sufficient excuse, the limited guardian or guardian shall be accountable
for the full value of the estate and property of his or her ward over which he or
she had authority, and shall have no compensation; but the court may, upon the application
of the limited guardian or guardian, excuse him or her from rendering an account in
any year if satisfied that it is not necessary or expedient that it should be rendered.
(b) Notwithstanding any provision of the general laws to the contrary, no municipality,
its officers, and/or employees, individually or otherwise, shall be held civilly liable
for failure to monitor guardianship estates.
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