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How can I tell if a guardian has a conflict of interest?

In general, there is a conflict of interest if an acting or potential guardian or conservator has personal or financial motivations to make decisions that are not completely on behalf of the care recipient. Here are a few points to consider: 
  • A guardian coordinates the provision of services but should not provide them.
  • A guardian must be independent of all service providers and must make service decisions solely on behalf of the care recipient.
  • A guardian must not pool the funds of the care recipient with other funds.
  • A guardian must not sell or transfer ownership of the care recipient’s property for the benefit of himself, a family member or other third party. All sales or transfers must be for full value.

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