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LPS Conservatorship in San Bernardino

About the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS)

The Lanterman-Petris-Short (LPS) Act was signed into law by California Governor Ronald Reagan in 1967; this law outlines the issues involving involuntary civil commitment to mental health institutes, as well as the related issues of conservatorship in regards to those who suffer from serious mental disorders. The conservatorships that are outlined under this act differ from probate conservatorships in that they do not involve elderly people with declining health, but rather those who suffer from debilitating disorders.

According to Disability Rights California (DRC), a LPS conservatorship is the process in which one person is appointed to care for and make legally binding decisions for another. This person, referred to as a conservator, is allowed to make decisions about everything from the medication that the conservatee is taking to the fiscal issues that arise on a day-to-day basis. In many cases, this type of conservatorship is established when the conservatee is receiving psychological treatment in a hospital and is often at the recommendation of the doctor who will state that they no longer believe that they can care for themselves.

In cases where a loved one has suffered from a serious illness or disorder, such as schizophrenia or manic depression, it is important you take the necessary steps to help care for them. You can petition for the right to make decisions for them when they are no longer able to - giving you the ability to see to their needs.

Contact our firm for help in petitioning for the appointment of conservator under the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act. We are here to help you!

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