WVC 44 - 15 - 5
§44-15-5. Evidence of necessity for appointment of guardian or
committee of mentally incompetent ward.
Where a petition is filed for the appointment of a guardian
or committee of a mentally incompetent ward, a certificate
setting forth the fact that such person has been rated
incompetent by an examining board employed or convened by the
government of the United States, on examination in accordance
with the laws and regulations governing such bureau or agency of
government from which payments are to be made, and that the
appointment of a guardian is a condition precedent to the payment
of any moneys due such person, shall be prima facie evidence of
the necessity for such appointment.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2012 1st Special Session