To date, Michigan has not passed any supported decision-making legislation, nor does it have any supported decision-making legislation pending. Michigan guardianship law indicates that “[g]uardianship for individuals with developmental disability should be utilized only as necessary,” “shall take into account the individual’s abilities; [and] shall be designed to encourage the development of maximum self-reliance and independence in the individual . . .”, but we are not aware of any case law denying petitions for guardianship (or granting petitions to terminate guardianship) in favor of supported decision-making. Mich. Comp. Laws § 330.1602.

Guardianship Laws

p>Mich. Comp. Laws Ann. §§ 700.5101a to 5319; Mich. Comp Laws 700.5401 a to .5433

Supported Decision-Making

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Information Last Updated: July 21, 2022