As KOLR/KSFX first reported Friday, eight people have come forward regarding the care of John Q. Hammons.
They're petitioning for the courts to intervene and put all health decisions into the care of a Greene County worker.
The petition calls out Jacquie Dowdy, Hammons' longtime employee and current CEO of John Q. Hammons Hotels. She's currently in charge of directing Hammons' healthcare.
The petitioners accuse Dowdy of keeping Hammons in involuntary seclusion in Springfield. It's a treatment his friends say needs to be evaluated.
The future of Hammons' health care will go through a probate courtroom. the judge's main charge: to find out if the 92-year-old is incapacitated.
"If they lack the capacity to be able to make good, informed, safe decisions for themselves, then we get appointed as guardian," says Christian County Public Administrator Ken Davis.
Davis says a public administrator's only interest is the well being of a person, which for Hammons, will be heard on March 22nd.
The petition does not deal with Hammons' finances or his company's finances -- only his healthcare.
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