Guardianship; duties of guardian; visitation requirements. Requires a guardian to visit an incapacitated person at least three times per year and at least once every 120 days. The bill requires that at least two of the visits be conducted by the guardian and directs that at least one of such visits be in-person. The bill allows the second visit by the guardian to be conducted by the guardian via virtual conference or video call. The bill allows the remaining visit to be conducted (i) by the guardian; (ii) by a person other than the guardian, including (a) a family member monitored by the guardian or (b) a skilled professional retained by the guardian to perform guardianship duties on behalf of the guardian and who is experienced in the care of individuals, including older adults or adults with disabilities; or (iii) via virtual conference or video call between either the guardian or such family member monitored by the guardian or skilled professional and the incapacitated person, provided that the technological means by which such conference or call can take place are readily available. The bill requires a person who visits the incapacitated person in lieu of the guardian to provide a written report to the guardian regarding any such visit.

Statutes affected:
House: Prefiled and ordered printed; offered 01/11/23 23103725D: 64.2-2019
House: Committee substitute printed 23105525D-H1: 64.2-2019
Senate: Committee substitute printed 23106970D-S1: 64.2-2019, 64.2-2020
House: Bill text as passed House and Senate (HB2028ER): 64.2-2019, 64.2-2020
Governor: Acts of Assembly Chapter text (CHAP0540): 64.2-2019, 64.2-2020