It's the buzz word these days & a big policy issue this legislative session!
SB264/HB941: Supported Decision-Making Act:
Enacts the Supported Decision Making Agreement Act, which allows for an adult with a disability to seek assistance in making certain decisions without forfeiting their self-determination as the ultimate decision-maker in their life.
Supported Decision-Making (SDM), is a process that protects a person’s right to make his or her own life decisions by, and is a viable alternative to conservatorship. The research shows that people live longer happier lives when they retain more decision-making power, and this bill proposes SDM as an official legal alternative to other forms of guardianship.
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