Guardianship & medical responsibilities

Some adults with developmental disabilities may be considered unfit to take on responsibility for their own health care. As such, legal guardians are appointed to make significant medical decisions, while ensuring the individual’s wishes are respected whenever possible. If you have a disability, it is important that you understand your rights and the effects an appointed guardian will have on your independence. Find out more about guardianship and medical responsibilities today.

Helpful links

Guardianship Frequently Asked Questions

Learn about what guardianship is, how it might reduce your rights to control your own medical care and what less-restrictive alternatives might be a good option for you.

Ohio’s Medicaid Program

Find information about Ohio’s Medicaid program, get answers to frequently asked questions and read through helpful resources to learn more.

Rules About Adult Guardianship

Everything you need to know if you’re an adult with disabilities who has been appointed a legal guardian.

Take Charge of Your Life: Know About Guardianship

Resources and information to help strengthen the rights to self-determination and self-advocacy.