Useful Links

Advance Directives
Taking Charge of Your Health Care
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/aging/resource/rit2chew.htm
This link houses the Maine Health Care Advance Directive form along with helpful information about how the form works.

Maine Health Care Advance Directive Form
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/aging/resource/adf.pdf

Maine Pooled Disability Trust
http://www.mainepooleddisabilitytrust.org/
Open this link to find out more about Maine’s Pooled Disability Trust.

Disability Rights Center: Advance Directives for Planning Mental Health Care (3rd ed. 2009)
http://www.drcme.org/publications.asp?pubid=16
This publication provides a wealth of information for individuals wanting to create advance directives involving mental health care needs.

Power of Attorney
Legal Services for the Elderly: Power of Attorney
http://www.mainelse.org/poa.htm
This website addresses frequently asked questions about a Power of Attorney.

Maine Bar Association: On Your Own
http://www.mainebar.org/
On Your Own covers basics that every citizen turning 18 should know about including: entering into a contract, renting, warranties, money and relationships to name a few. This publication is updated annually by the Maine Bar Association. The link to the most current version is posted on the home page just under the tab bar.

Department of Health & Human Services Public Guardianship Programs
Office of Adults with Cognitive and Physical Disability Services (OACPDS)
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/disability/ds/
Provides Public Guardianship services for adults with developmental disabilities.

Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS)
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads/aging/
Providers Public Guardianship services for all other adults.  

Maine Revised Statutes
Title 18-A, Article 5: PROTECTION OF PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY AND THEIR PROPERTY
http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/18-A/title18-Ach5sec0.html
This section of Maine Revised Statutes contain laws relating to guardianship, conservatorship, advance directives and power of attorney.

Title 34-B, Chapter  7: DUE PROCESS IN STERILIZATION ACT OF 1982 http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/34-B/title34-Bch7sec0.html
Click this link to find out more about sterilization including an individual’s right not to be sterilized.

Many more resources can be found in the Resource Library page on the Maine Guardianship website.

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