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Special jurisdiction
Mental Hygiene (MHY) CHAPTER 27, TITLE E, ARTICLE 83
§ 83.19 Special jurisdiction.

(a) A court of this state lacking jurisdiction under section 83.17 of
this article has special jurisdiction to do any of the following:

1. appoint a guardian of the person in an emergency for a term not
exceeding ninety days for a respondent who is physically present in this

2. issue a protective order with respect to a real or tangible
personal property located in this state; and

3. appoint a guardian of the person or a guardian of the property for
a person subject to a guardianship of the person or protected person for
whom a provision order to transfer the proceeding from another state has
been issued under procedures similar to section 83.31 of this article.

(b) If a petition for the appointment of a guardian of the person in
an emergency is brought in this state and this state was not the
respondent's home state on the date the petition was filed, the court
shall dismiss the proceeding at the request of the court of the home
state, if any, whether dismissal is requested before or after the
emergency appointment.