(755 ILCS 5/11a-14.1)
(from Ch. 110 1/2, par. 11a-14.1)
Residential placement.) No guardian appointed under this
Article, except for duly appointed Public Guardians and the Office of State
Guardian, shall have the power, unless specified by court order, to place
his ward in a residential facility. The guardianship order may specify
the conditions on which the guardian may admit the ward to a residential
facility without further court order.
In making residential placement decisions, the guardian shall
make decisions in conformity with the preferences of the ward unless the
guardian is reasonably certain that the decisions will result in substantial
harm to the ward or to the ward's estate. When the preferences of the ward
cannot be ascertained or where they will result in substantial harm to the
ward or to the ward's estate, the guardian shall make decisions with respect to
the ward's placement which are in the best interests of the ward.
shall not remove the ward from his or her home or separate the ward from family
and friends unless such removal is necessary to prevent substantial harm to the
or to the ward's estate.
shall have a duty to investigate the availability of reasonable residential
alternatives. The guardian shall monitor the placement of the ward on an
on-going basis to ensure its continued appropriateness, and shall pursue
appropriate alternatives as needed.
(Source: P.A. 90-250, eff. 7-29-97.)