What powers may a Limited Conservator have?
When the child reaches age 18, he or she is presumed at law to have the capacity to do all the things that any adult in this society may do, regardless of disability. If granted by the court, the limited conservator can have decision-making authority (and the limited conservatee can be denied power) in as many as seven (7) areas:
- To fix the person’s residence.
- Access to the confidential records and papers.
- To consent or withhold consent to marriage.
- The right to contract.
- The power to give or withhold medical consent.
- Control social and sexual contacts and relations.
- Decisions concerning education or training.