2017 ORS 125.680¹
Duties of Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator

The Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator shall:

(1) Educate the public about the role and function of the Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator and about public guardian and conservator services.

(2) Provide public guardian and conservator services for persons who do not have relatives or friends willing or able to assume the duties of guardianship or conservatorship and who lack the financial resources to obtain a private guardian or conservator.

(3) Certify deputy public guardians and conservators.

(4) Develop model standards of eligibility and professional conduct for deputy public guardians and conservators and of practice and procedure in public guardianship and conservatorship proceedings.

(5) Develop and implement training and educational materials for deputy public guardians and conservators.

(6) Establish and operate a program to recruit, train and supervise volunteers to provide assistance to the Oregon Public Guardian and Conservator, deputy public guardians and conservators and clients.

(7) Establish a process, including criteria and standards, to determine the eligibility of persons to receive public guardian and conservator services and for the needs assessment required under ORS 125.683 (Needs assessment).

(8) Cooperate with offices of county public guardian and conservator operating under ORS 125.700 (Office of county public guardian and conservator).

(9) Work with existing local and county programs and with other organizations and entities to develop and expand public guardian and conservator services in this state.

(10) Make recommendations to the Legislative Assembly for policy and legislation regarding implementation, improvement and expansion of public guardian and conservator services in this state. [2014 c.117 §4]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 125—Protective Proceedings, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors125.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent.