What power does the conservator have?

Under a conservatorship of the person, the conservator has the “care, custody and control” of the conservatee, which includes the power to determine where the conservatee will live. The conservatee, however, is presumed to have the capacity to make medical decisions (Prob C §2354) unless the court finds, pursuant to a petition requesting that the conservator have exclusive medical powers under Prob C §2355, that the conservatee lacks the capacity to give informed consent to any form of health care.