A new Idaho Court Administrative Rule regarding guardianships and conservatorships went into effect this summer. The new rule, I.C.A.R. 54, requires anyone seeking appointment as a guardian or conservator to take the Idaho Supreme Court’s on-line training course as a prerequisite to becoming a guardian or conservator. Rule 54, as recently amended on September 7, 2011, does not apply to cases involving the guardianship or conservatorship of a minor.
The course outlines the duties and responsibilities of a guardian and conservator. The website for the course is http://www.isc.idaho.gov/guardian_conservator.htm. The course costs $25.00. People seeking appointment as a guardian or conservator must file a certificate of completion of the course with the court prior to the issuance of permanent letters of guardianship or conservatorship. “Professional” guardians or conservators only have to complete the course once and may use the certificate of completion in subsequent cases.
This article is for general informational purposes only, it is neither legal advice, nor is it intended to be legal advice; and it is not an exclusive statement of statutory or regulatory provisions or case law. Any questions should be submitted to an attorney for his/her analysis.