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Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act

The Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA) is a comprehensive guardianship statute for the twenty-first century. It was drafted with extensive input from experienced guardianship judges and organizations that advocate for guardianship reform. ...

Health-Care Decisions Act

The Uniform Health Care Decisions Act (UHCDA) consolidates various state laws dealing with advance directives for health care and health-care powers of attorney. For more information about enacting the UHCDA please contact ULC Chief Counsel Benjamin Orzeske at (312) 450-6621 or borzeske...

Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act

The Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act (UAGPPJA) addresses three interstate jurisdictional issues involving guardianships and conservatorships. First, the act provides a priority system for resolving multi-state jurisdictional conflicts. Second, the act...

Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act

The Uniform Recognition of Substitute Decision-Making Documents Act (URSDDA) is a joint endeavor of the Uniform Law Commission and the Uniform Law Conference of Canada. The project was undertaken to promote the portability and usefulness of substitute decision-making documents for property,...

Power of Attorney Act

The Uniform Power of Attorney Act (UPOAA) provides a simple way for a person (the "principal") to name an agent to act for the principal and manage the principal's financial assets. Powers of attorney are used extensively by estate planners to name a trusted agent who can act in case of the...