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§ 18-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandEstates and TrustsEffective: October 1, 2022

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Estates and Trusts (Refs & Annos)
Title 18. Supported Decision Making (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2022
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 18-101
§ 18-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Supported decision making
(b) “Supported decision making” means a process by which an adult, with or without having entered a supported decision-making agreement, utilizes support from a series of relationships in order to make, communicate, or effectuate the adult's own life decisions.
Supported decision-making agreement
(c) “Supported decision-making agreement” means an arrangement between an adult and a supporter or supporters that describes:
(1) How the adult uses supported decision making to make decisions;
(2) The rights of the adult; and
(3) The responsibilities of the supporter or supporters.
(d) “Supporter” means an individual selected by an adult to provide support in making, communicating, or effectuating the adult's own life decisions.


Added by Acts 2022, c. 631, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2022.
MD Code, Estates and Trusts, § 18-101, MD EST & TRST § 18-101
Current with all legislation from the 2023 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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