Disability Rights Committee Meeting (AM2021)
Supported Decision-Making Legislation: What Does It Mean For Guardianship and For People With Disabilities?
At least 10 states and the District of Columbia have passed statutes recognizing supported decision-making (SDM) and requiring third parties to honor decisions made pursuant to supported decision-making agreements (SDMAs) and granted immunity for doing so in good faith.
As New York begins to consider SDMA legislation, this CLE will explore the what an SDM is, how it may be less restrictive than guardianship and what has been learned from a recent pilot project. Additionally, existing legislation will be discussed, what should be included in any new proposed legislation and the potential impact it will have on persons with a variety of intellectual, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities.
Key Highlights and Takeaways
You should understand what SDM is, how it may be a less restrictive alternative to guardianship, what has been learned from a 5-year pilot project funded by the NYS Developmental Disability Planning Council, and what should, and should not be included in a new statute, looking at the laws already in existence and the potential impact on persons with a variety of intellectual, developmental, cognitive and psychosocial disabilities.
- January 21, 2021
- Online On-Demand