Adult Court Services
staff who provide court services for adults assess the need for commitments,
guardianships, and protective placements, and make referrals as needed.
If it is
determined that a legal action should occur, DHHS staff petition the court,
coordinate the hearings, and monitor the legal needs of the subject of the
carries out periodic reviews of a subject's legal status as required by law.
court can order that certain services be provided to a subject,
decision-making authority is usually given to DHHS or a guardian. Training
and support for guardians are provided by DHHS staff.