PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-219. Payment for incompetent recipient — Appointment of guardian for public assistance. If the recipient is under legal disability, or is incompetent or unable to handle the assistance granted him under this act, and has no other legal guardian, the district court, after due notice and hearing, shall appoint, without fee, on petition of the state department, and with the consent of the recipient’s nearest kin, next friend, natural guardian or custodian, a capable and trustworthy person as his guardian for public assistance, without bond, whose duty it shall be, without compensation, to receive and disburse the recipient’s assistance on his behalf, and to make true and accurate account thereof as often as required by regulation to the state department, and as otherwise provided by law, to the district court. Funds in the hands of such guardian shall be disbursed only for the purposes contemplated by this act, or as directed in the grant thereof.
[56-219, added 1941, ch. 181, sec. 19, p. 379.]