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231 Pa. Code Rule 14.13. Acceptance of a Guardianship Transferred from Another State.

Rule 14.13. Acceptance of a Guardianship Transferred from Another State.

 (a)  A petition to confirm the transfer of a guardianship from another state to Pennsylvania shall:

   (1)  plead sufficient facts to demonstrate:

     (i)   the eligibility of the guardian for appointment in Pennsylvania;

     (ii)   the proceeding in the other state approving the transfer was conducted in a manner similar to Rules 14.11 or 14.12 (concerning transfer of guardianship);

   (2)  include a certified copy of the other state’s provisional order approving the transfer; and

   (3)  include a certified copy of the petition and order determining initial incapacity in the other state.

 (b)  Service. The guardian shall serve a copy of the petition in the manner and upon the incapacitated person and those entitled to service pursuant to Rule 14.2(f).

 (c)  Objections. Any person entitled to notice of the petition may file an answer with the clerk raising objections alleging that the transfer would be contrary to the interests of the incapacitated person.

 (d)  Hearing. If needed, the court shall conduct an evidentiary hearing on the petition.

 (e)  Orders. Upon finding that the allegations contained in the petition have been substantiated and the objections, if any, have not been substantiated, the court shall:

   (1)  issue an order provisionally granting the petition to confirm transfer of the guardianship; and

   (2)  upon receiving a final order from the court transferring the guardianship, the court shall issue a final order accepting the guardianship, appointing the guardian appointed previously by the court of the other state as the guardian in Pennsylvania, and directing the guardian to comply with the reporting requirements of Rule 14.8.

Explanatory Comment

   See Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, 20 Pa.C.S. §  5922(f) (court’s consideration of a modification of guardianship).


   The provisions of this Rule 14.13 adopted June 1, 2018, effective June 1, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 3524.

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