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What can I do if a guardian is not acting in his ward's best interests?

If you suspect that a guardian is not acting in the best interests of his or her care recipient (ward), you can report misconduct or suspicion of misconduct to a judge. The court can then determine whether the appointed guardian is fulfilling his or her responsibilities. If not, the judge can remove the guardian from responsibility and appoint someone else. 

Also, the care recipient can petition the judge for certain rights, such as to participate in groups or decide what setting to live in. Furthermore, if the care recipient's guardian has consented to medical care, he or she or another interested party can ask for a hearing to determine whether it’s really in his or her best interest.

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