Resources

From Michael Hagenlock, DPHHS Adult Protective Services Bureau Chief (and Montana WINGS Member) : White Paper, Guardianship and Conservatorship for the Vulnerable Adults: The Changing Demographics of Montana’s Population 

From the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, materials on the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act (UGCOPAA):

From the University of Montana Rural Institute (http://ruralinstitute.umt.edu/): Adult Guardianship Factsheet

From the Montana State Legislature, Interim Committee on Children, Families, Health, and Human Services 

Study on SB 202: Uniform Guardianship Law (visit https://leg.mt.gov/committees/interim/2020cfhhs/sb-202-uniform-guardianship-law/)

The Senate Judiciary Committee tabled Senate Bill 202 during the 2019 legislative session but requested that an interim committee be assigned to review the legislation. The bill would have adopted the 2017 Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Arrangements Act. 

Proponents and opponents of the bill summarized their positions on the legislation during the committee's September 2019 meeting. The committee will determine as the interim unfolds how extensively it will review the uniform law and whether it appears that guardianship matters should be incorporated into its other studies of child protective services and senior and long-term care.

Visit the Montana State Legislature's SB 202: Uniform Guardianship Law page at https://leg.mt.gov/committees/interim/2020cfhhs/sb-202-uniform-guardianship-law/ or link to the Study Materials below: