Guardianship Laws

Supported Decision-Making

Supported Decision-Making Statute

  • Nev. Rev. Stat. § 162C.010–.330 (2019).
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State Legislation

  • Assem. B. 480, 80th Reg. Sess. (Nev. 2019)
    • Description: Codifies Supported Decision-Making and recognizes Supported Decision-Making Agreements. 
    • Status: Effective July 1, 2019. 
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  • S.B. 20, 80th Reg. Sess. (Nev. 2019)
    • Description: The original pre-filed bill would have incorporated SDM as a less-restrictive alternative consistent with the Uniform Guardianship, Conservatorship, and Other Protective Proceedings Act.  The enacted version does not include reference to SDM.
    • Status: Signed by Governor on May 29, 2019 and chaptered May 30, 2019
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Case Law & Court Orders

In the Matter of the Guardianship of the Person and Estate of KH, Case No PR03-00264 (2nd Judicial District Court, County of Washoe, NV, 9/11/2017)

State Grant Programs

2016/2017 Grantee: The Second Judicial District Court of the State of Nevada (

  • Summary: The grantee and committed stakeholders have worked to develop and implement a statewide educational outreach initiative to engage persons who may need assistance and their supporters (e.g. family, friends, community care providers, hospital administrators, educators, advocates, and public officials) in a conversation on person-centered planning and alternatives to guardianship that may include supported decision-making agreements.
  • Contacts: Frances M. Doherty, District Judge, Second Judicial District Court,, 775-328-3470; Mallory Nelson, J.D., Case Compliance Specialist – Adult Guardianships, Second Judicial District Court,, 775-328-3164

Other Resources

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Information Last Updated: July 21, 2022