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If the WA DSHS receives a notice that resident needs a guardian,

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If the WA DSHS receives a notice that resident needs a guardian, does the subject of the notice have the right to know the name of the complainer and the circumstances causing the complaint?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  CalAttorney2 replied 1 year ago.
Generally someone can make a welfare check type request to DSHS anonymously, but if the Dept. pursues a guardianship, this information will become part of the investigation/petition and the person will no longer remain anonymous and the proposed conservatee will be entitled to know who made the petition as it will be part of the file for the investigation.(So the person may remain anonymous at first, but if the matter is pursued, their anonymity will no longer remain in place).

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