Every guardian who has received or shall receive on account of the guardian's ward any things of value from the veterans administration shall file with the probate court annually, on the anniversary date of the appointment, in addition to any other accounts required by the court, a full and accurate account of all things of value received by the guardian, all earnings, interest, or profits derived from those things of value, all property acquired with those things of value, and all disbursements from those things of value. The account shall show the balance of those things of value in the guardian's hands at the date of the account and how it is invested.
The guardian, at the time of filing any account, shall exhibit all securities or investments held by the guardian to an officer of the depository in which the securities or investments are held for safekeeping, to an authorized representative of the corporation that is surety on the guardian's bond, to the judge or clerk of a court of record in this state, or, upon request of the guardian or other interested party, to any other reputable person designated by the probate court, who shall certify in writing that the judge, clerk, or other person has examined the securities or investments and identified them with those described in the account and shall note any omissions or discrepancies. If the depository is the guardian, the certifying officer shall not be the officer verifying the account. The guardian may exhibit the securities or investments to the court, which shall indorse on the account and copy of the account a certificate that the securities or investments shown in the account as held by the guardian were each in fact exhibited to the court and that those exhibited to the court were the same as those shown in the account, and shall note any omission or discrepancy. The certificate and the certificate of an official of the bank in which are deposited any funds for which the guardian is accountable showing the amount on deposit shall be prepared and signed in duplicate, and one of each shall be filed by the guardian with the guardian's account.
At the time of filing any account in the court, a certified copy of the account and a signed duplicate of each certificate filed with the court shall be sent by the guardian to the office of the veterans administration having jurisdiction over the area in which the court is located. A signed duplicate or certified copy of any pleading pertaining to an account, or to any matter other than an account, that is filed in the guardianship proceedings or in any proceeding for the purpose of removing the disability of minority or mental incapacity, shall be furnished by the person filing the pleading to the proper office of the veterans administration. Unless hearing is waived in writing by the attorney of the veterans administration and by all other persons entitled to notice, the court shall fix a time and place for the hearing on the account in the manner provided by section 2109.32 of the Revised Code for publishing fiduciary accounts, unless a different available date is stipulated in writing. Unless waived in writing, written notice of the time and place of hearing shall be given to the veterans administration office concerned not less than fifteen days prior to the date fixed for the hearing. The notice may be given by mail in which event it shall be deposited in the mails not less than fifteen days prior to that date. The court or its clerk shall furnish to that veterans administration office a copy of each order entered in any guardianship proceeding in which the administrator is an interested party.
If the guardian is accountable for property derived from sources other than the veterans administration, the guardian shall be accountable under section 2109.302 of the Revised Code, and, as to the other property, the guardian shall be entitled to the compensation provided by section 2109.23 of the Revised Code. The account for other property shall be combined with the account filed in accordance with this section unless otherwise ordered by the court.
Effective Date: 10-31-2001