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What are the powers of the Conservator?

The conservator may be granted the following Powers regarding placement and treatment:

  • Power 4 - Open Residential: To place the conservatee in a private residence, psychiatric or non-psychiatric residential care facility, board and care, nursing or other State licensed facility where the conservatee has free access into or out of the premises.
  • Power 5 – Open Acute Care Hospital: To place the conservatee in a portion of a private acute care psychiatric hospital, State or County hospital or hospital operated by the Regents of the University of California or by the United States Government, where the conservatee has free access into or out of the premises.
  • Power 6 – Locked Nursing or Residential Facility: To place the conservatee in a medical or psychiatric nursing facility or other State or County licensed facility where the conservatee does not have free access into or out of the facility.
  • Power 7 – Locked Acute Care Hospital: To place the conservatee in that portion of a State or County hospital facility or a hospital operated by the Regents of the University of California or by the United States Government or of a private acute care psychiatric hospital, where the conservatee does not have free access into or out of such hospital.
  • Power 7a – Developmental Disabled Facility: Including a facility for the Developmentally Disabled under the jurisdiction of the Department of Developmental Services, State of California, or any of the Regional Centers for the Developmentally Disabled.
  • Power 8 – Mental Health Treatment: To require the conservatee to receive treatment, other than psychotropic medications, related specifically to remedying or preventing the recurrence of the conservatee’s being gravely disabled.
  • Power 8a – Medication: To require the conservatee to be treated with psychotropic medication.

Additionally, the conservator may have the following Power:

  • Power 13: To manage and control the conservatee’s estate pursuant to Chapter 6 of Part 4 of Division 4 of the Probate Code, commencing with Section 2400. Any additional powers specified in Article II (commencing with Section 2590) of Chapter 6 of Part 4 of Division 4 of the Probate Code must be authorized by further court order after a noticed hearing.

  • Important
  • The Court may grant all or only some of the above Powers and Disabilities, check the specific order to verify which Powers and Disabilities have been granted.
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