Kentucky has not enacted supported decision-making legislation. Supported decision-making legislation was introduced in 2019, 2020, and 2021 but has not been enacted. Case law recognizes supported decision-making as a less restrictive alternative to guardianship.

Guardianship Laws

Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann §§ 387.10 to .990

Supported Decision-Making

State Legislation

None found

  • H.B. 473, 2019 Reg. Sess. (Ky. 2019)
    • Description: Would formally recognize SDM and SDM Agreements
    • Status: Failed – Last action: Referred to House Committee on Judiciary February 21, 2019
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  • H.B. 531, 2020 Reg. Sess. (Ky. 2020)
    • Description: Would establish conditions when a person can and cannot be part of supported decision making; establishes requirements of the persons invulved in supported decision making; requires the Cabinet for Health and Family Services to promulgate administrative regulations related to supported decision making.
    • Status: Failed – Last action: To House Committee on Health and Human Services, March 2, 2020
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State Grant Programs

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Other Resources

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Information Last Updated: July 21, 2022