1. The Laws of New York
  2. Court Acts
  3. Surrogate's Court Procedure
  4. Article 17-A: Guardians of Persons Who Are Intellectually Disabled and Developmentally Disabled


Section 1758 Court jurisdiction 1

Surrogate's Court Procedure (SCP)

Court jurisdiction

  1. The jurisdiction of the court to hear proceedings pursuant to this article shall be subject to article eighty-three of the mental hygiene law.

  2. After the appointment of a guardian, standby guardian or alternate guardians, the court shall have and retain general jurisdiction over the person who is intellectually disabled or person who is developmentally disabled for whom such guardian shall have been appointed, to take of its own motion or to entertain and adjudicate such steps and proceedings relating to such guardian, standby, or alternate guardianship as may be deemed necessary or proper for the welfare of such person who is intellectually disabled or person who is developmentally disabled.