The resources in this section are provided as a compilation of available materials specific to the range of fiduciary and related decision making options in Oregon. Check back often. This page will be updated with more resources.

Guardianship

Booklets for download:

Options in Oregon to Help Another Person Make Decisions

An Oregon Guide to Help Guardians Make Decisions for Protected Persons​

Guardianship in Oregon explained in brief for medical and other care professionals

Disability Rights Oregon's Guardianship handbook for protected persons:

Guardianship Handbook: Protective Proceedings for Adults (English)

Manuel de Tutela: Procesos Judiciales de Proteccion para Adultos (Español)

Disability Rights Oregon​

The ARC of Oregon:

The Guardianship, Advocacy and Planning Services Program (GAPS)​​

Additional Guardianship Resources:

Duties of a Guardian in Oregon (Deschutes County Circuit Court)

Multnomah County Public Guardian Program

Jackson County Public Guardian Program

Conservatorship

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s guide for Conservators

 Duties of a Conservator in Oregon

Powers Of Attorney

Consumer Financial Protection Bureaus' Guide for Powers of Attorney

Powers of Attorney and Other Decision-Making Tools

Representative Payees or VA Fiduciaries

Consumer Financial Protection Bureas' Guide for Representative Payees and VA Fiduciaries

Social Security Administration Representative Payee Program

​Veterans Administration (VA) Fiduciary Program

Advance Directives for Healthcare in Oregon

Oregon’s Senior Health Insurance Benefits Assistance (SHIBA) program provides information as well as a copy of the Oregon Advance Directive form. More information is available on the SHIBA information page.

​Oregon Health Decisions – an independent, nonprofit – produces a planning guide and other information on their website.

Appointed Health Care Representative for Persons with Intellectual/Developmental Disabilities

​​Developmental Disability Services Health Care Representative (Oregon Administrative Rules)

​​Contact the appropriate Community Developmental Disability Programs​ for more information.

Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

​​Oregon Health Authority's Guide to Oregon's Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

Civil Commitment

Disability Rights Oregon's Handbook on Mental Health Law in Oregon​

Disability Rights Oregon: Ley de Salud Mental en Oregon (Español)

Trusts

​​Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Guide for Trustees

​​Oregon State Bar's Information Page on What is a Trust?

​Oregon State Bar's Information Page on Revocable Living Trusts

Money Management Assistance Program

Easter Seals Oregon: Money Management Assistance Program​

Oregon Probate Courts by County

This section includes links to Oregon county circuit courts that have provided information on probate related matters, including guardianship and conservatorship.

Reports and Papers on Guardianship Policy and Practice

Joint Interim Task Force on Public Guardian and Conservator (HB 2237) Report, 2012.pdf​

​Task Force on Protective Proceedings, Report to the Chief Justice. Oregon Judicial Department, 2008.pdf

Additional Resources for Decision Making Options

Oregon State Bar’s Legal Issues for Older Adults

The Elder Law Handbook  (from Legal Aid Services of Oregon and Lane County Legal Aid and Advocacy Center)

Oregon laws on select fiduciary relationships:

Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 125 includes state statutory law on guardianships, conservatorships, and procedures in protective proceedings.

Oregon Revised Statutes, Chapter 127 include state statutory law on powers of attorney, advance directives for health care, physician orders for life sustaining treatment, and declarations for mental health treatment.