This legislative session we’re advocating to strengthen individual choice and self-direction in guardianship proceedings. SB 376 is a DRO bill that promotes more sharing of information with people who have guardians and requires ongoing review of the continued need for a guardian. On February 5, we testified before the Senate Committee on the Judiciary. You can… Continue Reading SB 376: Filling in gaps in Oregon’s guardianship law
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2018 Legislative Victory Has Ripple Effect The 2018 legislative session delivered a big win for children who experience hearing loss. Now that victory is having a ripple effect. It was expanded to include adults by the Department of Business and Consumer Services under rules required through the Affordable Care Act barring discrimination based on age. Hearing… Continue Reading A 2018 legislative win for children who experience hearing loss will now impact adults too.
The 2019 legislative session will begin on January 22. We’ll be fighting hard for a handful of bills that will help improve the lives of Oregonians with disabilities. Snapshot: 2019 Legislative Priorities Our legislative agenda will have a big impact on: People for whom a guardian has been appointed People who experience a mental illness… Continue Reading Our 2019 Legislative Agenda
Guardianship is a highly intrusive restriction on the rights and self-determination of a person. In this legal process, a judge is asked to determine if a person is capable of making important decisions for themselves. If the judge determines that they are not, the judge appoints an adult to make those decisions for the person. Guardianship… Continue Reading How we transformed Oregon’s guardianship laws.