Guardianship in Other States

Guardianship and Protective Arrangements in Other States

In New York State, protective arrangements for those who need them fall under Article 81 and Article 17A state statutes. Unlike in other states where there is a public guardian system, i.e., a guardian of last resort; New York does not have a public guardian system. In some states across the United States, guardianship can be a legal vehicle for protective care, while in some states there are other legal vehicles and arrangements such as conservatorships.

Each state has its owns laws and regulations, crafted with many of the same objectives as New York’s guardianship laws and protective care arrangements, but each differentiated by nuanced and technical variances.

Please check with your state Inspector General or Attorney General, or an attorney licensed in the state in which you reside for more information on guardianship and protective arrangements in other states.