Emergency Protective Placement can also be made under Chapter 55, or the
placement can be made on a petition to the court.
guardianship, a person put in protective placement must be incapacitated by
mental illness, developmental disability, the infirmities of aging, or some
similar affliction and be a suitable candidate for placement in a facility
of 16 or more beds.
receives referrals for guardianships and protective placements from
hospitals, law officers, the courts, case managers, other agencies,
families, and potentially anyone involved with a person who is suspected to
involved in all emergency detentions and protective custodies under Chapter
51 that originate in Walworth County, and whenever a person is placed in a
facility under an emergency protective placement under Chapters 55 and 880.
petitions the court for protective placement under Chapter 55 only when the
subject is indigent.