No guardianship or trusteeship appointment shall be made under sections 5123.55 to 5123.59 of the Revised Code and no person shall be accepted for service by a protector under those sections unless a comprehensive evaluation has been made in a clinic or other facility approved by the department of developmental disabilities. The evaluation shall include a medical, psychological, social, and educational evaluation, and a copy of the evaluation shall be filed with the department.
Any agency that is appointed as a guardian, trustee, or conservator under sections 5123.55 to 5123.59 of the Revised Code or accepted as a protector under those sections shall provide for a review at least once each year in writing of the physical, mental, and social condition of each mentally retarded or developmentally disabled person for whom it is acting as guardian, trustee, or protector. An agency providing protective services under contract with the department shall file these reports with the department of developmental disabilities. Any record of the department or agency pertaining to a mentally retarded or developmentally disabled person shall not be a public record under section 149.43 of the Revised Code. Information contained in those records shall not be disclosed publicly in such a manner as to identify individuals, but may be made available to persons approved by the director of developmental disabilities or the court.
Amended by 128th General Assemblych.127, SB 79, §1, eff. 10/6/2009.
Effective Date: 07-01-1991