[ Text of section effective until March 31, 2012. Repealed by 2008, 521, Sec. 20. See 2008, 521, Sec. 44 as amended by 2010, 409, Sec. 23 and 2011, 224.]
Section 1. In this chapter the following words shall have the following meanings unless the context clearly requires otherwise:
"Domiciliary foreign guardian or foreign conservator'', a foreign guardian or foreign conservator currently qualified and acting under appointment by a court of another jurisdiction in which the protected person is currently domiciled.
"Domiciliary foreign personal representative'', a foreign personal representative under the law of the jurisdiction of a decedent's domicile.
"Foreign guardian or foreign conservator'', a guardian or conservator who was appointed by a court of another jurisdiction to administer the estate of a minor or other protected person.
"Foreign personal representative'', a personal representative under the law of another jurisdiction.
"Local administration'', administration by a personal representative appointed in the commonwealth pursuant to appointment proceedings described in chapters one hundred and ninety-two, one hundred and ninety-three or one hundred and ninety-four.
"Local guardian or conservator'', a guardian or conservator appointed in the commonwealth pursuant to appointment proceedings described in chapter two hundred and one, but excluding one who is merely a guardian ad litem.
"Local personal representative'', any personal representative appointed in the commonwealth pursuant to appointment proceedings described in chapter one hundred and ninety-two, one hundred and ninety-three or one hundred and ninety-four and shall exclude foreign personal representatives who acquire the power of a local personal representative pursuant to section six.
"Nonresident decedent'', a decedent who was domiciled in another jurisdiction at the time of his death.
"Nonresident protected person'', a protected person who is currently domiciled in another jurisdiction.
"Personal representative'', an executor, administrator, successor personal representative, special administrator, public administrator, and persons who perform substantially the same function under the law governing their status.
"Protected person'', a minor or other person whose estate in the commonwealth or in any other jurisdiction is currently administered by a guardian or conservator appointed by a court.
"Resident creditor'', a person domiciled in, or doing business in the commonwealth, who is, or could be, a claimant against an estate of a nonresident decedent or nonresident protected person.