Tex. Gov't Code Section 155.204
Training Required


In adopting rules under Section 155.203 (Duty to Provide Assistance in Qualifying Guardians; Supreme Court Rulemaking), the supreme court shall:


subject to Subdivision (2), ensure that before a person is appointed guardian, the person completes a training course:


designed by the commission to educate proposed guardians about their responsibilities as guardians, alternatives to guardianships, supports and services available to the proposed ward, and a ward’s bill of rights under Section 1151.351 (Bill of Rights for Wards), Estates Code; and


made available for free to proposed guardians by the commission online via the commission’s Internet website and, on request, in a written format; and


identify the circumstances under which a court may waive the training required under this section.


Notwithstanding Section 155.203 (Duty to Provide Assistance in Qualifying Guardians; Supreme Court Rulemaking)(b) or Section 1251.052 (Qualification and Duration of Certain Temporary Guardianships), Estates Code, the training required under Subsection (a):


does not apply to the initial appointment of a temporary guardian under Chapter 1251 (Temporary Guardianships), Estates Code; and


applies only if there is a motion to extend the term of a temporary guardian.


The commission may make the training required under this section available to court investigators and guardians ad litem. A court investigator or guardian ad litem is not required to receive training unless required to do so by a court.
Added by Acts 2017, 85th Leg., R.S., Ch. 313 (S.B. 1096), Sec. 11, eff. September 1, 2017.

Source: Section 155.204 — Training Required, https://statutes.­capitol.­texas.­gov/Docs/GV/htm/GV.­155.­htm#155.­204 (accessed Jun. 5, 2024).

Jun. 5, 2024

§ 155.204’s source at texas​.gov