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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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Most people are shocked to learn that they (as spouse, adult child, sibling or close family member) otherwise have no authority under New Hampshire law to make health care decisions for an incapacitated member of their family.
The court has jurisdiction, after a finding of mental incapacity, to determine whether the incapacitated party is capable of exercising authority and sole decisionmaking over issues concerning property.
Before losing capacity, few individuals know what treatment decisions will later emerge, much less how they would experience the relevant burdens and benefits in their incapacitated state.
Are you being asked to represent the incapacitated person or someone else who will serve as the person's guardian or conservator?
Florida has seen an increase in public and professional guardians alike, but we still have work ahead of us as we seek to ensure that each incapacitated person is cared for.
reason: What's most striking isn't just how many times the Court has had an incapacitated justice on the bench, but the number of times the problem leaked into the press but then disappeared down the memory hole after the judge left.
The Incapacitated Person's Legal Protection Act will not apply to circumstances where an advance medical directive is in effect.
Of the 109 patients that the researchers characterized as mentally competent, none was tagged by doctors as mentally incapacitated.
Most courts responding to our survey did not track the number of active guardianships, and few indicated the number of incapacitated elderly people under guardianship.
Under the bill, and its constitutional companion, Senate Joint Resolution 19, if a candidate dies or becomes incapacitated within 30 days of the general election, the secretary of state would set a special election in early January.
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.
A thin 150-pages or so of large-type, Pimpnosis details the adventures of players and pimps from conflicted young Sherm ("He wanted his name to ring bells from state to state, but sometimes he'd get into dark moods that would leave him incapacitated and shut in for weeks"), to old school brain-pimp Charmaine ("Tomiko is my ghetto geisha.