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JAMES DWYER ET AL. v. POTOMAC VALLEY NURSING AND WELLNESS CENTER, ET AL.

Appellee, Potomac Valley Nursing and Wellness Center (“Potomac Valley”), filed a Petition in the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, seeking the appointment of a guardian over Gail Reinheimer (“Ms. Reinheimer”). Appellant, James Dwyer, sought appointment as Ms. Reinheimer’s guardian. Instead, the court appointed the Director of the Montgomery County Area Agency on Aging as guardian.

Questions presented:

I. Did the circuit court err when it found that Ms. Reinheimer lacks sufficient understanding to make and communicate responsible decisions concerning her person, and that no less restrictive form of intervention is available that is consistent with her welfare and safety?

II. Did the circuit court err when it found that Ms. Reinheimer is unable to manage her affairs effectively because of physical and mental disabilities, and that no less restrictive form of intervention is available that is consistent with her welfare and safety?

III. Did the [circuit court err when it admitted into evidence hearsay testimony of the certifying physician and hearsay testimony of a social worker, both witnesses for the appellee?

Read the unreported opinion.