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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Federal law has consistently upheld the right of service choice and supports the important decision-making role that families and legal guardians play in supporting their individuals with I/DD.
There are several issues related to this article (such as the frequency and criteria for determining whether or not an involuntarily admitted individual is 'appropriate' for discharge), but the issue that is of most concern to service providers is the common situation in which the legal guardians are unwilling to accept the discharge of the patient.
Third, a trust established for a disabled individual is exempt when (1) the trust is established and managed by a nonprofit association; (2) each beneficiary has a separate account (the accounts can be pooled for investment purposes); (3) trust accounts are established by the individual's spouse, legal guardian, a court or an administrative body; and (4) the state must be reimbursed for all Medicaid benefits paid, to the extent any assets remaining in the individual's account at his or her death are not retained by the trust.
Rainbow Beach had a duty to protect Ingrid from sexual advances and activity of residents at the facility," said Chicago lawyer Michael Gravlin, who is representing Shuane Williamson Ofori-Amanfo, Ingrid Williamson's sister and legal guardian, in the civil lawsuit.
In the case of a child travelling with a person other than a parent, the unabridged birth certificate must be supplemented by affidavits from the parents or legal guardians confirming that the child may travel with that person, copies of the identity documents or passports of the parents or legal guardian, and the contact details of the parents or legal guardian.
Walker's father filed the will in court and petitioned his wife Cheryl Walker to be made Meadow's legal guardian and also the guardian of the $25 million estate, (http://www.
Summary: RIYADH: Women campaigning for the abolishment of a rule stipulating they name a legal guardian every time they apply for a job say their patience with the Ministry of Labor is running thin because the government department has not responded to their initial demands.
The 35-year-old star, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, confessed his grandmother became his legal guardian after his mother was murdered when he was 12.
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.