If a person becomes incapable of making decisions on their own about their medical treatment or everyday life, and their health or safety may be in danger, they may need someone to assist them. The resources below and the booklet Options in Oregon to Help Another Person Make Decisions give an overview of guardianships, conservatorships and other decision-making arrangements.

Guardianship and Conservatorship 



Powers of Attorney

Representative Payees or VA Fiduciaries

Appointed Health Care Representative for Persons with Intellectual/Devel​​opmental Disabilities

Declaration for Mental Health Treatment

Civil Commitment


Oregon Probate Courts by County

This section includes links to Oregon county circuit courts that have provided information on probate related matters, including guardianship and conservatorship.

Additional resources for decision-making options