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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.
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