Highlights of Public Act 07-116: Conservatorship Reform in Connecticut  


        Procedural protections

      No jurisdiction without service

      No evidence without finding of jurisdiction

      Hearing on the record

      Termination and review schedules and standards

        Required consideration of factors before determination.

        No conservatorship if there is less restrictive intervention

        Limited conservatorship the norm:

      Each duty must be explicitly ordered

      Each duty must be limited to meet the needs of the conserved person

      Each duty must be justified in the order

      No sale or disposal of real or personal property, loss of tenancy or lease, move to long term care without court permission

        Deference to wishes of conserved person

      Health Care Representative

      Advance Directives

      Choice of conservator

        Duties of conservator to remove obstacles to and to promote self determination and independence

Sally Zanger, Connecticut Legal Rights Project