guardian

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(1) A person authorised under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child for general medical care
(2) A person, usually an attorney, who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or persons of 'diminished capacity'

guardian

Guardian ad litem, law guardian Social medicine A person authorized under applicable state or local law to give permission on behalf of a child to general medical care; a person, usually an attorney who is appointed by the court to represent the best interests of a child or other person of “diminished capacity”. Guardianship. Cf Emancipated minor.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult (appointed by a court) who is considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care or otherwise in competent by a physician or jurist.

guard·i·an

(gahr'dē-ăn)
An adult considered legally responsible for the care and custody of a minor or another adult determined to be unable to provide self-care.

guardian,

n a person appointed to take care of the person or property of another; one who legally has the care and management of the person or the property or both of a child until the child attains adulthood.
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DRNY's lawsuit challenges the lack of due process in Article 17-A, namely, that it allows reliance upon uncontested medical certifications for the imposition of a guardianship without ever having the person present at a hearing and does not provide the individual with a right to be represented by counsel.
Guardianship is a state's termination of an individual's legal status or personhood under the law.
Guardianship stems from the power of the state to act to protect the well-being of its citizens when they cannot care for themselves, also known as the "parens patriae" power.
To that end, there was a push to limit the automatic suspension of a power of attorney in order to promote self-determination and to limit the scope of guardianship proceedings.
Another area of concern to some stakeholders, including families of the AIP, was with the guardianship appointment process.
24) While this puts additional burdens on an arguably overworked and underfunded office, this new change allows the court the flexibility to appoint monitors to investigate issues that may be of concern to it without the guardianship incurring additional expenses.
courts and found that limited guardianships were granted in less than
For example, a recent study of guardianships in Pennsylvania reports
disabilities often commence guardianships over their young adult
57) In the words of human right's advocate, Dr John Chesterman, 'what is clear is that the convention obliges countries to use guardianship as little as possible, and to limit as much as possible, the power, the Guardians have.
Under the Act, Queensland skilfully integrates elements of supported decision making into the guardianship and administration framework.
65) Guardianship and Administration orders may be limited to specific categories of decision making and this was confirmed in Bucknall v Guardianship and Administration Tribunal (No 1).