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Guardianship Uniform Laws
The Uniform Law Commission, established in 1892, provides model or "uniform" laws for adoption by state legislatures. Two guardianship Uniform Laws include:
2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPPA)
The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship and Other Protective Arrangements Act, approved in 2017, is a comprehensive guardianship statute for the twenty-first century. It promotes person-centered planning to incorporate an individual’s preferences and values into a guardianship order, and requires courts to order the least-restrictive means necessary for protection of persons who are unable to fully care for themselves.
2007 Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA)
The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act, approved in 2007, addresses jurisdiction over adult guardianships, conservatorships and other protective proceedings, providing a mechanism for resolving multistate jurisdctional disputes. The goal is that only one state will have jurisdiction at any one time.