MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP OF MENAWATTIE H., — This is a proceeding pursuant to Article 17-A of the Surrogate's Court Procedure Act for the appointment of the petitioners as guardians of the person of the respondent, an alleged mentally retarded person. Upon the oral and documentary proof adduced at the hearing at which the respondent was present, it appears to the satisfaction of the court that the respondent is a mentally retarded person within the provisions of Article 17-A of the SCPA, that she lacks the capacity to make health care decisions, and that the petitioners and standby guardian are qualified to assume the responsibility of serving as the respondent's guardian.

Accordingly, the application is granted. Letters of guardianship of the person of the respondent shall issue to Lolita H. and Sukhram H., the respondent's parents. Rohine U., a family friend, is appointed standby guardian to serve when the primary guardians are no longer able to do so. The successor guardian shall assume the duties of her office subject to qualification and confirmation pursuant to SCPA 1757.

The Chief Clerk shall mail a copy of this decision and the decree to the pro se petitioners.

Decree signed.

November 30, 2012