court finds appointment of the person convicted of a felony to be in the best interests of the person with a disability, and as part of the best interest determination, the court has considered the nature of the offense, the date of offense, and the evidence of the proposed guardian's rehabilitation. No person shall be appointed who has been convicted of a felony involving harm or threat to a minor or an elderly person or a person with a disability, including a felony sexual offense.
(b) Any public agency, or not-for-profit corporation found capable by
the court of providing an active and suitable program of guardianship for
the person with a disability, taking into consideration the nature of such person's
disability and the nature of such organization's services, may be appointed
guardian of the person or of the estate, or both, of the person with a disability.
The court shall not appoint as guardian an agency which is directly
providing residential services to the ward. One person or agency may be
appointed guardian of the person and another person or agency appointed
guardian of the estate.
(c) Any corporation qualified to accept and execute trusts in this State
may be appointed guardian of the estate of a person with a disability.
(Source: P.A. 98-120, eff. 1-1-14; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)