Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act Law and Legal Definition

The Uniform Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Act was promulgated by the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Law in 1982. It was later revised in 1997. This act updates procedures for the appointment of guardians and conservators for minors and incapacitated persons. It provides due process protection for incapacitated persons. All guardians and conservators are subject to the jurisdiction and the supervision of the court. In states, where the Uniform Probate Code ( UPC) is in force, this act may be codified in Article V of the UPC. The act has been adopted by many states in the U.S. like Alabama, Colorado, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Montana.