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Legal Statutes: South Dakota

UPDATED May 26, 2017

South Dakota Statutes

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Chapter 21-65. Protection of Vulnerable Adults

back to top21-65-4. Rights of vulnerable adult in action brought by substitute petitioner

If a substitute petitioner files a petition pursuant to § 21-65-2 on behalf of a vulnerable adult, the vulnerable adult retains the right to all of the following:

(1) To contact and retain counsel;

(2) To have access to personal records;

(3) To file objections to the protection order;

(4) To request a hearing on the petition; and

(5) To present evidence and cross-examine witnesses at the hearing.

SL 2016, ch 120, § 6.