Texas Estates Code Supported Decision Making Agreement

This agreement may be revoked at any time by the person with a disability or their supporter. I (the supporter`s name) agree to play the partisan role in this agreement. If you agree to assist an adult with a disability as part of this supported decision-making agreement, you have a duty: the agreement can be established at any time. It may also be terminated (A) at any time (A) by the person or supporter, (B) on a date set at the beginning of the agreement, or (C) of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, if you find that the supporter is abusing, neglecting or exploiting the person in care. That`s my support.  My support can help me make decisions in everyday life regarding: 1. Help me access, collect or obtain information relevant to a decision, including medical, psychological, financial, educational or treatment records; This agreement is subject to the Decision Management Act, Chapter 1357 of the Texas Estates Code. This supported decision-making agreement is to support and house a person with a disability to make life decisions, including decisions about where and with whom the individual wishes to live, the services, support and medical care that the individual wishes to receive and where the individual wishes to work without impeding the self-determination of the person with a disability. (2) act within the power conferred by this agreement; In a sustained decision-making agreement, the person chooses someone (called a „supporter“) whom they trust to help them get the information they need to make an informed decision, consider their options, understand the risks and communicate their decisions to others. The state does not limit who can become supporters. As a general rule, support can be a family member, relative or friend. But the adult with a disability can only enter into a sustained decision-making agreement on a voluntary basis, without being influenced by others.

My support doesn`t have to make decisions for me.  To help me make my decisions, my supporter can: the agreement does not require lawyers or lawsuits. It does not allow a supporter to make decisions for the person or act for him or her. Both parties keep a copy of the agreement and hand it over if necessary. If they decide to use a lawyer, the lawyer can also keep a copy. The person and supporter complete a valid decision form and sign it and, in accordance with the law, have the person testify or certify notarial. In the Texas Estates Code, there is a form for a supported decision agreement. There is also a simplified form presented on this site. Both are final. The form you are using should not be exactly like these two forms, but it must have all the same information. The simplified version of this site has been verified by Disability Rights Texas, the representation of legal protection and state interests. 3.

Help me share my decision with the people involved. This sustained decision-making agreement takes effect immediately and continues until (entry date) or until the termination of the contract by my supporter or me or by law. I, (enter your name), make this free will agreement. 2. Help me understand my options so I can make an informed decision;  “A process of support and accommodation for an adult with a disability that allows the adult to make life choices, including decisions about the adult`s place of residence, services, support and medical care that the adult wishes to receive, with whom the adult wishes to live, and where the adult wishes to work without impeding the adult`s self-determination.“ [1.