Under existing law, an adult with a disability may be the subject of a guardianship, conservatorship, or protective arrangement
Also under existing law, an adult with a guardianship, conservatorship, or protective arrangement may not make certain major decisions for himself or herself. The guardian, conservator, or protective arrangement generally holds the decision-making authority
This bill would provide that, in lieu of a guardianship, an adult may enter into a supported decision-making agreement with supporters who may assist and advise the adult with making certain decisions without impeding the adult's self-determination
This bill would also provide for the procedures and limitations related to a supported decision-making agreement
Relating to guardianships and conservatorships; to create the Colby Act; to provide for a supported decision-making agreement as an alternative to a guardianship; and to provide the scope and limitations of a supported decision-making agreement.
|March 29, 2022||H||Read for the first time and referred to the House of Representatives committee on Judiciary|
|Bill Text||HB522 Alabama 2022 Session - Introduced|