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Legislation was just introduced in Oregon which would create uniform adult guardianship law and a channel for states to communicate with each other when guardianship issues arise. Currently each state has its own laws that govern guardianship. The Alzheimer’s Association is working to help pass UAGPPJA as well as a number of other state agencies on aging and the AARP.
This impacts people with Alzheimer’s disease and their care partners in a number of ways. For example if someone goes through the lengthy and costly (usually between $3,000 and $4,000) process of obtaining guardianship in the state of Oregon and then moves across the state line into Washington, they are forced to re-file and pay an additional $3,000-$4,000.
For more information on the Alzheimer’s Association’s efforts to pass UAGPPJA contact Kate Dyer-Seeley, Public Policy Coordinator for the Oregon Alzheimer’s Association. You should also contact—
Morgen Brodie with the Oregon Department of Human Services Seniors & People with Disabilities
David Nebel with the Oregon State Bar
Lane Shetterly with the Uniform Law Commission
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