County of Marin Health and Human Services

When does the Public Guardian act?

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Answer: 

The court will appoint the Public Guardian when no other qualified individual or entity is willing and able to act. The Public Guardian will act when he/she is assured through the conservatorship investigation process that:

  • A need for a conservatorship does in fact exist and,
  • All other resources including financial, in-home support services, private case management and family support have been exhausted. Visit the Marin HHS Community Resource Guide to find additional supportive resources.