Rhode Island Resource Directory

A Guide to Services Associated with RI 2-1-1

LPS Conservatorship Assistance

Code: FT-6900.1500-450

Programs that provide assistance for people who are in favor or want to oppose the appointment of a conservator to manage the personal and financial affairs of an adult who is gravely disabled due to a mental disorder. People are considered gravely disabled when they are unable to provide for their basic needs (food, clothing, and shelter) without assistance because of a mental disorder and are unable or unwilling to accept psychiatric treatment voluntarily. The purpose of this type of conservatorship is to provide for the mental health care of the individual, which may include involuntary detention in a mental health treatment facility, and to protect and administer the individual's estate.

See Also:

Mental Health Courts (FC-8200.8100-500)