A number of states across the country have passed comprehensive legislation related to supported decision-making. Below are links to these laws.  Each of these statutes created a comprehensive legal framework for SDM and includes various safeguards and protections.

SDM legislation was introduced in Massachusetts in 2019 and reintroduced in 2021. More information about CPR’s work on the Massachusetts legislation is available here.

For further information about SDM in your state, please visit the National Resource Center on Supported Decision-Making.