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DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Guardianship of minors. Requires a court to notify the department of child services (department) of a hearing regarding the guardianship of a minor if the minor is or was a child in need of services. Requires the department to evaluate a person who is filing a petition to serve as a guardian of a minor if the department knows the person has a history of mental health issues or substance abuse. Requires a probate or juvenile court to include in its order creating a guardianship of a minor any terms and conditions that a parent must meet in order to seek modification or termination of the guardianship. Provides that if the court has knowledge that the parent has a history of mental health issues or substance abuse, the court shall require the department to evaluate the parent and report the findings to the court.