Letter to U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra and U.S. Department of Justice Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding federal response of guardianship and conservatorship reform as highlighted by Britney Spears’ experiences.
Statement from Disability Justice and Supported Decision-Making Advocates: Britney Spears Spotlights the Need for Change Now
A Fact Sheet from the Massachusetts Advocates for Supported Decision-Making (MASDM) about the Massachusetts SDM bills, S.124 and H.272, introduced in 2021.
Colorado’s Supported Decision-Making agreement law: S.B. 21, 75th Gen. Assemb., Regular Session (Colo. 2021).
Signed April 26, 2021; Effective date November 2022.
Louisiana’s Supported Decision-Making Statute. H.B. 361, 2020 Reg. Leg. Sess. (La. 2020).
Washington’s Supported Decision-Making law: 2020 Wash. Legis. Serv. Ch. 312 (S.S.B. 6287) Part VI § 601-612 (West 2020).
Signed April 2, 2020; Effective Jan. 1, 2021.
Fact sheet describing Massachusetts Supported Decision-Making legislation (H. 4349/S. 2490).
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.
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
Model legislation on supported decision-making. Contains SDM agreement.