In Massachusetts, a legal guardian and/or conservator may be established over a person that is a minor, mentally incompetent, disabled, or is suffering from severe dementia. Conservators and guardians are appointed by a Massachusetts Probate and Family Court to manage the financial and/or medical and personal affairs of an individual. As a court-supervised process, it is a public proceeding. Once appointed there are various duties imposed on the guardian to not only oversee the ward’s care, but to also account for the individual’s property in regular reports to the court. If the individual requires admittance to a facility and/or the administration of antipsychotic medication, specific authorization from the court may be required. In Massachusetts, this separate authorization is commonly referred to as a Roger’s guardianship.