The probate judge, upon making an order institutionalizing a person under this chapter, shall forthwith transmit copies, under the judge's official seal, of court papers in the case, including the certificate of the expert witnesses, and of the judge's findings in the case to the managing officer of the institution for persons with intellectual disabilities.
If not otherwise furnished, the probate judge shall see that each person institutionalized under section 5123.76 of the Revised Code is properly attired for transportation and, in addition, the institution shall be furnished a complete change of clothing for such person, which shall be paid for on the certificate of the probate judge and the order of the county auditor from the county treasury. The clothing shall be new or as good as new. The managing officer of the institution need not receive the person without such clothing.
Upon institutionalization, the managing officer of the institution to which the individual is admitted shall take possession of all money and other valuables that may be upon the person of the individual and shall, within ten days, file a list thereof with the probate judge of the county of which the individual is a resident. If the amount of money is fifty dollars or less it shall be retained and expended by the managing officer of the institution for the benefit of the individual. Unless a guardian of the estate of the individual has already been appointed, the probate judge may, upon the judge's own motion and without notice, appoint a special guardian of the estate of the individual. Any special guardian, before being appointed, shall file a bond approved by the probate judge in the same amount as is required by section 2109.04 of the Revised Code. A special guardian as provided for in this section, and while acting as such, shall be governed by all laws applicable to guardians of the estates of incompetents. The special guardian shall be allowed such compensation for the special guardian's services as the court thinks reasonable, providing the special guardian forthwith performs all the duties incumbent upon the special guardian.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 158, §1, eff. 10/12/2016.
Effective Date: 10-29-1993 .