How long does an emergency temporary guardianship (ETG) appointment last?

Typically, the ETG or the Emergency Temporary Guardianship is going to be granted for a period of 90 days. That period of 90 days can then be granted for an additional 90 days. It tracks the Marchman Act statute, which is our involuntary commitment statute for addiction and mental illness. The two can run together. You could have up to 180 days of involuntary commitment for addiction and 180 for control over medical decisions, access to medical records and control over finances.

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