(a) This chapter shall be liberally construed and applied to promote its underlying purposes and policies.
(b) The underlying purposes and policies of this chapter are to:
(1) Simplify and clarify the law concerning the affairs of missing individuals, protected individuals, and incapacitated individuals;
(2) Promote a speedy and efficient system for managing and protecting the estates of protected individuals so that assets may be preserved for application to the needs of protected individuals and their dependents; and
(3) Provide a system of general and limited guardianships for incapacitated individuals and coordinate guardianships and protective proceedings concerned with management and protection of estates of incapacitated individuals.
1981 Ed., § 21-2001.
Presumption of capacity, health care decisions, see § 21-2203.
Uniform Law: This section is based upon § 1-102 of the Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act (1982 Act).