Any interested person may file a Suggestion of Capacity. The Suggestion of Capacity must state that the ward is currently capable of exercising some or all of the rights removed at the hearing to determine incapacity. The court will appoint a physician to examine the ward, and a notice of filing the Suggestion of Capacity is sent to all interested persons, including the State Attorney. The guardian is served by formal notice.
If the medical examination suggests that restoration is not appropriate, a hearing is set, and again all interested persons are noticed. At the hearing, the court shall enter an order either denying the Suggestion of Capacity or restoring all or some of the rights which were removed from the ward.
If you believe someone poses a danger to himself, herself, or others if he or she has access to firearms or ammunition, contact your local law enforcement office. Only law enforcement may ask a court to enter a Risk Protection Order against someone who may be a danger to himself or herself or others. Only law enforcement officers and agencies may file RPO petitions (Chapter 790, Florida Statute).