Q: What are the legal liability obligations limits under Georgia law for guardian of adults related to the wards expenses.
Ward was sent to mental facility from emergency room and the ward's stay exceeded the insurance coverage limit. Is the guardian legally liable for payment of the excess charges under Georgia Law? The hospital transferred the ward to the mental facility. I read under Ga Title 29-2-21 that the guardian was not liable. Did Imread this right?
A: The statute you referenced is not applicable because the ward is an adult. GA 29-2-21 is about minors only.
That being said, a guardian of an adult ward is not financially responsible for the ward’s expenses; these expenses would be paid for from the ward’s income and assets.
It is best to consult an attorney who can advise you on the specifics of your case.
I wish you well.
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