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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Although initiatives to promote self-determination, person-centered planning, and self-advocacy encourage personal decision-making by the individual with a disability, they do not override the authority of legal guardians to make determinations authorized by state courts in guardianship proceedings, despite claims to the contrary by some disability advocates.
However, under Section 1396p(d)(2)(A), an inter vivos trust set up by the Medicaid recipient's spouse, legal guardian of the Medicaid recipient or his or her spouse, a court or by a person or court acting at the request of his or her spouse, may be treated as if the individual had used his or her own assets to create the trust.
The 6-year-old boy deals with a myriad of health issues, according to Ofori-Amanfo, who is the child's legal guardian.
Similarly, a child travelling as an unaccompanied minor would have to produce not only the unabridged birth certificate, but also proof of consent from both parents, or legal guardian and contact details, plus documentation relating to the person receiving the child in the Republic.
He was allegedly taken by the couple, who cannot be named for legal reasons, from the home of his legal guardian in Nottinghamshire to the town of Carlow, 50 miles south-west of Dublin.
Washington, Jul 3 (ANI): 'Toxic' hitmaker Britney Spears will still have her father Jamie Spears act as her legal guardian until at least 2010.
Those under the age of 21 must have a parent or legal guardian present to also sign the waiver.
The legal guardian of seriously-ill Portsmouth baby Charlotte Wyatt failed yesterday to delay a court hearing to review the order allowing doctors not to resuscitate the 23-month-old if she stops breathing.
Newton, of Brooklands, Brook Street, Birkenhead, was due to go on trial for murdering Mr Joyce, his legal guardian, at a flat in St James Road, New Brighton in October, but admitted manslaughter.
As her legal guardian, he brought a court case to have her feeding tube removed and this request was granted mid-October, 2003.
I told her because of her age, she needed a legal guardian to accompany her.
The correct reference is: first-- Gail did not adopt but is the legal guardian of her six nieces; and second--she has six nieces and no nephews.