A 29-year-old member asked:
who determines mental status for power of attorney or guardian of an elderly person?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith answered
30 years experience Clinical Psychology
Legal question: It's a good idea to consult with your attorney regarding these legal questions. Courts of law determine whether a person is competent or not. This court's decision is usually informed by the report/testimony of a mental health professional (psychiatrist or psychologist) with expertise in competency evaluations.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
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