incapacitate

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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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Tracing allows us to hold an incapacitated agent responsible for her wrongdoing so long as there was some prior moment when the agent could act to avoid her incapacitation and could reasonably foresee her subsequent incapacity and wrongdoing.
In addition, in a power of attorney you could say that your attorney could continue to make gifts to friends and family after you are incapacitated.
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.
The initial contact usually comes from a member of the incapacitated person's family--a spouse, a child, a sibling, or another relative.
In normal life, and during periods when we are ill but not incapacitated, we feel quite strongly about defending our right of self-determination.
The financial power of attorney and medical power of attorney protect your estate by allowing someone you trust to handle your financial matters and make medical decisions for you if you are incapacitated or disabled.
If the incapacitated person does not have a loved one willing and able to serve, but does have assets, the court may appoint a professional guardian.
Hardwick, the infamous 1986 decision that upheld Georgia's sodomy law--an incapacitated judge (in that case, Lewis Powell) actually cast the deciding vote.
The Virginia Supreme Court upheld the conviction of a woman for violating a statutory provision that makes it a felony for any "responsible person" to abuse or neglect an incapacitated person when that abuse or neglect results in serious bodily injury or disease to the incapacitated adult.
Palo Alto, CA) has patented incapacitated whole cell bacterial immunogenic compositions produced by infecting a bacterium with Lys minus bacteriophage, which are deficient in the lysin protein.