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

SDM legislation was introduced in Massachusetts in 2019 and reintroduced in 2021 and 2023. More information about CPR’s work on the Massachusetts legislation is available here.

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