Supported Decision Making Forms and Information

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Supported Decision Making Agreement -- Information and Form Supported Decision Making Agreement - Free Form Authorization to Release Confidential Information Under a Supported Decision-Making Agreement -- Information and Form Authorization Form to Relase Confidental Information Under a Supported Decision Making Agreement - Free Form Disclaimer and More Help Sample Acknowledgement More Useful Related Information

Supported Decision Making Agreement -- Information and Form

 

The agreement below is governed by the Supported Decision-Making Act of Chapter 1357 of the Texas Estates Code.  This supported decision-making agreement is to support and accommodate an individual with a disability to make life decisions, including decisions related to where the individual wants to live, the services, supports, and medical care the individual wants to receive, whom the individual wants to live with, and where the individual wants to work, without impeding the self-determination of the individual with a disability.

This agreement may be revoked by the individual with a disability or his or her supporter at ANY time.

If either the individual with a disability or his or her supporter has any questions about the agreement, he or she should speak with a lawyer before signing this supported decison making agreement.

 

Click here for more information on Supported Decision Making Agreements from The Arc of Texas.

Supported Decision Making Agreement - Free Form

Authorization to Release Confidential Information Under a Supported Decision-Making Agreement -- Information and Form

The form at the link below allows a person, provider, or organization to release an indvidual's information, which may include protected health information to the supporter named in the Supported Decision Making Agreement.  The Adult with the Disability is required to sign and date the form.

Authorization Form to Relase Confidental Information Under a Supported Decision Making Agreement - Free Form

Disclaimer and More Help

Disability Rights Texas provides this form on TexasLawHelp and neither party is establishing an attorney/client relationship with a person downloading the forms and information from the Website.

Disability Rights Texas, might be able to provide free legal help to the individual with the disability on supported decision making. Disability Rights Texas is the federally designated legal protection and advocacy agency (P&A) for people with disabilities in Texas. Their mission is to help people with disabilities understand and excercise their rights under the law,  to ensure their full and equal participation in society.

Click here for contact information for Disability Rights Texas

Please watch the video below to get a better idea of the services Disability Rights Texas may be able to provide.

 

 

The link below has a sample form that Disability Rights Texas will have the parent/prospective supporter sign so that the parent/prospective supporter knows and acknowledges that Disability Rights Texas would be representing the individual with the disability and NOT the parent/prospective supporter.

Sample Acknowledgement

More Useful Related Information

Please click the links below for more useful related information on guardianship, supported decision making, and more provided by The Arc of Texas.

Last Review and Update: Dec 04, 2015