Article about Colombia’s elimination of guardianship. Contains statements by Special Rapporteur on the rights of persons with disabilities, Catalina Devandas.
Rhode Island’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. RI H5909, January Session, A.D. 2019; R.I. Gen. Laws §66.13. (2019). Press release with more information about the bill.
Nevada’s supported decision-making law. NV A.B. 480 (2019) 80th Legislature.
Indiana’s supported decision-making law. Senate Enrolled Act No. 380 First Regular Session of the 121st General Assembly (2019).
North Dakota’s supported decision-making law. ND 1378 (2019-2020) 66th Legislative Assembly.
Alaska’s supported decision-making statute. H.R. 336, 30th Leg., 2nd Sess. (Alaska 2018).
Frequently asked questions and additional information about the statute available here.
Article describing guardianship reform efforts in new 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act including provisions related to SDM.
Article describing law passed in Peru on September 4, 2018 recognizing that people with disabilities have full legal capacity and the concept of support and safeguards.
Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2018 of the District Columbia establishing supported decision-making in the District.
Report to the House of Delegates from the American Bar Association on Resolution 113. Resolution 113 urges legislatures to amend their guardianship statutes to ensure that supported decision-making be identified and fully considered as a less restrictive alternative.
Report authored by American Bar Association Commission on Disability Rights, Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, Section of Real Property, Trust And Estate Law, Commission on Law and Aging