Duties of a Rhode Island Guardian
A Guardian’s duties flow from the scope of the guardianship.
His or her tasks may include ensuring that proper medical care is provided to the Ward, that proper nutrition and other necessities are provided, and that educational guidelines are followed (as in the case of minor children). A Guardian may also be responsible to maintain the Ward’s bank accounts and other financial affairs and make purchases necessary for the well-being of the Ward.
In Rhode Island, annual reports regarding the Ward’s status have to be filed with the Probate Court that ordered the guardianship. The Court may also require the Guardian to present plans for future actions. In certain instances, it will issue instructions to the Guardian or issue its own guidelines for the relationship.