By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Freehold Township, Monmouth County, NJ Guardianship Attorney
One of the most important reasons to have a guardianship in place is to expedite medical treatment needed by the disabled person. Doctors and hospitals under certain conditions may refuse to perform non-emergency procedures on disabled patients without legally authorized consent. A guardian can provide legal consent to authorize a medical procedure.
Having a legal guardian appointed is also necessary in order to give consent on behalf of a person in situations regarding their well-being, such as consenting to treatment plans, consenting to the use of medications, acknowledging receipt of rules, regulations and rights, and signing various forms regarding benefits, procedures, etc. A guardianship which covers a person’s health and personal needs is known as a guardianship of the person, or a medical guardianship.
If the disabled person has any significant assets, a guardian will be needed to manage his or her finances unless the assets are in a trust.
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