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The 2023 Florida Statutes (including Special Session C)

Chapter 744
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F.S. 744.359
744.359 Abuse, neglect, or exploitation by a guardian.
(1) A guardian may not abuse, neglect, or exploit a ward.
(2) A guardian has committed exploitation when the guardian:
(a) Commits fraud in obtaining appointment as a guardian;
(b) Abuses his or her powers; or
(c) Wastes, embezzles, or intentionally mismanages the assets of the ward.
(3) A person who believes that a guardian is abusing, neglecting, or exploiting a ward shall report the incident to the central abuse hotline of the Department of Children and Families.
(4) This section shall be interpreted in conformity with s. 825.103.
History.s. 14, ch. 2015-83.