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231 Pa. Code Rule 14.9. Review Hearing.

Rule 14.9. Review Hearing.

 (a)  Initiation. A review hearing may be requested by petition or ordered by the court.

 (b)  Petition. A petition for a review hearing shall set forth:

   (1)  the name, age, address, and mailing address, if different, of the petitioner and the petitioner’s relationship to the incapacitated person;

   (2)  the date of the adjudication of incapacity;

   (3)  the names and addresses of all guardians;

   (4)  if the incapacitated person has been a patient in a mental health facility, the name of such facility, the date of admission, and the date of discharge;

   (5)  the present address of the incapacitated person, and the name of the person with whom the incapacitated person is living;

   (6)  the names and addresses of the presumptive intestate heirs of the incapacitated person and whether they are sui juris or non sui juris; and

   (7)  an averment that:

     (i)   there has been significant change in the incapacitated person’s capacity and the nature of that change;

     (ii)   there has been a change in the need for guardianship services and the nature of that change; or

     (iii)   the guardian has failed to perform duties in accordance with the law or act in the best interest of the incapacitated person, and details as to the duties that the guardian has failed to perform or has performed but are allegedly not in the best interests of the incapacitated person.

 (c)  Service. The petition shall be served in accordance with Rule 4.3 upon the incapacitated person and those entitled to notice pursuant to Rule 14.2(f)(2).

 (d)  Hearing. The review hearing shall be conducted promptly after the filing of the petition with notice of the hearing served upon those served with the petition pursuant to paragraph (c).

Explanatory Comment

   Nothing in this Rule is intended to preclude the court from scheduling a review hearing upon its own initiative or in the order adjudicating incapacity and appointing a guardian. For the court’s disposition of a petition for a review hearing and evidentiary burden of proof, see 20 Pa.C.S. §  5512.2.


   The provisions of this Rule 14.9 adopted June 1, 2018, effective June 1, 2019, 48 Pa.B. 3524.

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