Incapacitated Person:

An incapacitated person is an adult who has a clinically diagnosed medical condition that results in the inability to receive and evaluate information or make or communicate decisions. The incapacitated person is unable to make some or all effective decisions about his or her safety, health and well-being. If a Washington state court determines a person to be incapacitated, and that guardianship is appropriate, the court can appoint a guardian to advocate for and make personal and health care decisions on the person’s behalf as ordered by the court.

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