(A) In connection with the appointment of a guardian for a minor or the functioning of the guardianship of a minor, the court may appoint a regular probate court investigator appointed or designated under section 2101.11 of the Revised Code or appoint a temporary probate court investigator to investigate the need for, or the circumstances of, the guardianship and to file with the court a report that contains all of the following:
(1) A brief description, as observed by the investigator, of the physical and mental condition of the minor;
(2) If a guardian already has been appointed, a brief description, as observed by the investigator, of the circumstances and functioning of the guardianship;
(3) If no guardian has been appointed, a brief recommendation regarding the necessity for a guardianship.
(B) The report that is required pursuant to division (A) of this section shall be made part of the record in the case and shall be considered by the court prior to establishing any guardianship for the minor, if no guardianship has been established, and prior to making any change in the guardianship or the functioning of the guardianship, if a guardian already has been appointed.
Effective Date: 11-09-1994