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incapacitate

(ĭn″kă-păs′ĭ-tāt)
Being made incapable of some function, act or strength. This may be purely physical or intellectual or both.
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The Legislature finds that adjudicating a person totally incapacitated and in need of a guardian deprives such person of all her or his civil and legal rights and that such deprivation may be unnecessary.
Many legal jurisdictions in the United States have neither this kind of court precedent nor a statute to authorize men and women in same-sex relationships to make health care decisions for partners who become incapacitated. Most states have recognized a hierarchy of decision-makers for incapacitated patients, but these usually make no specific mention of same-sex partners.
Are you being asked to represent the incapacitated person or someone else who will serve as the person's guardian or conservator?
reason: With Rehnquist's current condition, do you think we're facing the prospect of another incapacitated judge?
The court concluded that in this case the woman knowingly and willfully failed to provide medical treatment to her incapacitated 83-year-old mother.
However, just how incapacitated will a person have to be before they are classed as entitled to help under his new rules?
One also needs to implement options to address not only what happens to a client's assets at death but also what happens to those assets should the client become legally incapacitated or impaired during life.
Proceeds benefit LSF's guardianship program for incapacitated individuals.
Nonprofit organizations sued state officials, contending that delays by a state mental hospital in accepting mentally incapacitated criminal defendants for evaluation and treatment, violated the defendants' substantive and procedural due process rights.
The bill addresses the possibility of a major party candidate for state office dying, or becoming physically or mentally incapacitated, before the November general election.
Little did she realize, however, the hardships that lay ahead on that 138-day voyage: an untrustworthy first mate, treacherous weather to challenge the best sailor, an illiterate second mate with no knowledge of navigation, a husband physically and mentally incapacitated by a serious and unknown disease, a cargo to be delivered as quickly as possible, and her recently discovered pregnancy.
DOCTORS will be able to take blood samples from unconscious or incapacitated drivers without their consent under a new law which came into force yesterday.