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Public Guardianship

Public Guardian

Shannon Ernst
Director and Public Guardian
485 West B Street
Suite 105
Fallon, NV  89406

(775)423-6695 Ext 8

Procedure for referral requesting public guardianship through Churchill County.

Any individual who is stated to be in need of guardianship who is referred to Churchill County Social Services must have a psychological assessment completed by either by a private individual who is medically qualified or otherwise licensed to complete such an assessment or by the State of Nevada Department of Human and Social Services by a person medically qualified or licensed to complete such an assessment. Without the aforementioned assessment, the referral will not be accepted by Churchill County Social Services.

All referrals for public guardianship must be made through the Churchill County Social Services Department. All referrals must be accompanied by as much information as possible in the following areas with as much documentation as possible:

1) Medical condition of the individual/diagnosis
2) Doctor of the individual including the doctor’s name, address and phone number
3) Date last seen by a doctor
4) Names and account numbers for all financial institutions
5) Name, address and phone number of all relatives
6) Current address and length of time where the individual has been living/
     If the individual is in
 a long-term care facility, address prior to admission
7) A list of all income the individual receives
8) Any documentation or statement to support reason for referral

The final decision to accept an individual for a guardianship will be made solely by the Churchill County Public Guardian/Director of Social Services.

Public Guardian Referral Form