2112.32 Accepting guardianship or conservatorship transferred from another state.

Article 3. Proceedings in More Than One State

(A) To confirm transfer of a guardianship transferred to this state under provisions similar to section 2112.31 of the Revised Code, the guardian shall petition the probate court in this state to accept the guardianship of the person, guardianship of the estate, or both. The petition must include a certified copy of the other state's provisional order of transfer.

(B) Notice of a petition under division (A) of this section must be given by the guardian to those persons that would be entitled to notice if the petition were an application for the appointment of a guardian or issuance of a protective order in both the transferring state and this state. The notice must be given in the same manner as notice is required to be given in this state.

(C) On the probate court's own motion or on the request of the guardian, ward, protected person, or other person required to be notified of the proceeding, the probate court shall hold a hearing on a petition filed pursuant to division (A) of this section.

(D) The probate court shall issue a provisional order granting a petition filed under division (A) of this section unless either of the following applies:

(1) An objection is made, and the objector establishes that transfer of the proceeding would be contrary to the interests of the ward or protected person.

(2) The guardian is ineligible for appointment in this state.

(E) The probate court shall issue a final order accepting the proceeding and appointing the guardian as a guardian in this state upon the probate court's receipt from the court from which the proceeding is being transferred of a final order transferring the proceedings to this state issued under provisions similar to section 2112.31 of the Revised Code.

(F) In granting a petition under this section, the probate court shall recognize a guardianship order from the other state, including the determination of the incompetence of the ward and the appointment of the guardian. Nothing in this section shall limit the probate court's authority under Chapter 2111. of the Revised Code.

(G) The denial by a probate court of this state of a petition to accept a guardianship transferred from another state does not affect the ability of the guardian to seek appointment as a guardian in this state under section 2111.02 of the Revised Code if the probate court has jurisdiction to make an appointment other than by reason of the provisional order of transfer.

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