standby guardianship

standby guardianship

a legal process in the United States that may name an individual to assume specified health care or financial authority for an elderly person who becomes mentally incapacitated.
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Report on appointing a guardian and standby guardianship.
Available options before the passage of New York State's Standby Guardianship law required painful deliberation often leading to less than satisfactory decisions.
The Standby Guardianship law is one example of such an initiative.