3-1-710. (Temporary) Working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders. (1) There is a working interdisciplinary network of guardianship stakeholders to provide ongoing evaluation of Montana laws, services, and practices related to adult guardianship and conservatorship.
(2) The network consists of nine members appointed by the chief justice of the Montana supreme court as follows, in a manner that reflects a geographic balance:
(a) a representative of a district court;
(b) a representative of the department of public health and human services who works in the area of adult protective services;
(c) a representative of an advocacy group for individuals with developmental disabilities;
(d) a representative of an advocacy group for senior citizens;
(e) a professional guardian or conservator;
(f) an unpaid guardian or conservator;
(g) a member of a volunteer guardianship council;
(h) a member of the Montana state bar association; and
(i) a health care provider with experience in working with patients in need of a guardianship.
(3) The chief justice shall appoint the presiding officer.
(4) After the initial appointments, members may serve staggered 4-year terms and may be reappointed. Initial appointments must be for terms of at least 2 years. (Terminates June 30, 2023--sec. 8, Ch. 241, L. 2017.)