Article describing guardianship reform efforts in new 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act including provisions related to SDM.
Disability Services Reform Amendment Act of 2018 of the District Columbia establishing supported decision-making in the District.
Law review article describing process of passage of SDM legislation Texas.
The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA) of 2017 is the model guardianship statute produced by the Uniform Law Commission.
The UGCOPAA includes provisions promoting SDM as an alternative to guardianship. (See, e.g., UGCOPAA, Sec. 301(a)(1)(A))
Link includes list of states that have adopted the model statute.
Wisconsin’s supported decision-making statute. WIS. STAT. ANN. § 52.01(6) (West, Westlaw through 2017 Act 370).
Delaware’s supported decision-making statute. DEL. CODE ANN. tit. 16, § 9403a(8) (West, Westlaw through 82 Laws 2019, ch. 4).
Amicus brief describing SDM as an alternative to guardianship
- Quality Trust for People With Disabilities
- National Resource Center for Supported Decision-Making
- Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Model legislation on supported decision-making. Contains SDM agreement.
Case removing guardianship in favor of supported decision-making model.
“Based on all the evidence in this case, Dameris has demonstrated that she is able to exercise her legal capacity, to make and act on her own decisions, with the assistance of a support network which has come together for her since she first appeared in this court. Terminating the letters of guardianship previously granted to Cruz and Alberto recognizes them, instead, as persons assisting and supporting her autonomy, not superseding it. Terminating the guardianship recognizes and affirms Dameris’s constitutional rights and human rights”
In re Guardianship of Dameris L., 38 Misc. 3d 570 (N.Y. Sur. Ct. 2012).