2112.04 Cooperation between courts.

Article 1. General Provisions

(A) In a guardianship or protective proceeding in this state, a probate court of this state may request the appropriate court of another state to do any of the following:

(1) Hold an evidentiary hearing;

(2) Order a person in that state to produce evidence or give testimony pursuant to the procedures of that state;

(3) Order that an evaluation or assessment be made of the respondent;

(4) Order any appropriate investigation of a person involved in the proceeding;

(5) Forward to the probate court of this state a certified copy of the transcript or other record of a hearing under division (A)(1) of this section or any other proceeding, any evidence otherwise produced under division (A)(2) of this section, and any evaluation or assessment prepared in compliance with an order under division (A)(3) or (4) of this section;

(6) Issue any order necessary to assure the appearance in the proceeding of a person whose presence is necessary for the probate court to make a determination, including the respondent, ward, or a protected person;

(7) Issue an order authorizing the release of medical, financial, criminal, or other relevant information in that state, including protected health information as authorized in 45 C.F.R. 164.504 , as amended.

(B) If a court of another state in which a guardianship or protective proceeding is pending requests assistance of the kind provided in division (A) of this section, a probate court of this state has jurisdiction for the limited purpose of granting the request or making reasonable efforts to comply with the request. A probate court of this state may require an advance deposit for costs in an amount sufficient to obtain or provide the requested assistance.

Added by 129th General AssemblyFile No.163, HB 27, §1, eff. 3/22/2013.

Related Legislative Provision: See 129th General AssemblyFile No.163, HB 27, §3