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Can a senior citizen in a nursing home can be found mentally incompetent by the staff doctor without family request?
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Yes
This issue does not involve the family.
This is a medical and legal issue. The doctor can determine the patient cannot make medical decisions due to a physical or mental condition even if temporary. The court determines mental competence but uses the doctor's evaluation in making that decision.

In brief: Yes
This issue does not involve the family.
This is a medical and legal issue. The doctor can determine the patient cannot make medical decisions due to a physical or mental condition even if temporary. The court determines mental competence but uses the doctor's evaluation in making that decision.
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