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Laws & Regulations

Alternatives to Guardianship:

Uniform Power of Attorney Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 45-5B-101 to -123)

Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7A-1 to -18)

Mental Health Care Treatment Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7B-1 to -16)

Professional Guardianship:

Uniform Probate Code (NMSA 1978, §§ 45-5-101 to -315)

Office of Guardianship Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 28-16B-1 to -6)

Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7A-1 to -18)

Mental Health Care Treatment Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7B-1 to -16)

Adult Protective Services Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 27-7-1 to -31)

Rule of the Office of Guardianship (9.4.21 NMAC)

National Guardianship Association (NGA): Standards of Practice; Ethical Principles for Guardians; and Standards for Agencies and Programs Providing Guardianship Services.

Mental Health Treatment Guardianship:

Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code (NMSA 1978, §§ 43-1-1 to -25)

Mental Health Care Treatment Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7B-1 to -16)

Uniform Health-Care Decisions Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 24-7A-1 to -18)

Adult Protective Services Act (NMSA 1978, §§ 27-7-1 to -31)

Rule of the Office of Guardianship (9.4.21 NMAC)

Attorneys:

Uniform Probate Code (NMSA 1978, §§ 45-5-101 to -315)

Rule of the Office of Guardianship (9.4.21 NMAC)

Rules of Professional Conduct (NMRA Rules 16-100 et seq.)

Court Visitors:

Uniform Probate Code (NMSA 1978, §§ 45-5-101 to -315)

Rule of the Office of Guardianship (9.4.21 NMAC)

Applicable Rules of Professional Conduct, Ethics or Standards for Contractor’s Professional License.