- Entitlement and access to public health care services
- Medical treatment: consent and withdrawal
- Advance Directives
- Taking care of a mentally incapacitated person: Guardianship or Committee
- The mentally incapacitated person
- Guardianship vs Committee
- Guardianship – When to appoint a Guardian?
- Guardianship – Who can be the Guardian?
- Guardianship – The application
- The Guardianship Order
- Emergency Guardianship Order
- Committee for a mentally incapacitated person
- Committee – The application
- The Order appointing a Committee
- Court’s powers in cases of emergency
- Enduring Power of Attorney
- Elder abuse
- Medical negligence
- Medical insurance
- Care by residential care homes for elderly persons
Taking care of a mentally incapacitated person: Guardianship or Committee
Emergency Guardianship Order
The application for a Guardianship Order takes time. What if there are circumstances in which a mentally incapacitated person is subject to imminent or even existing abuse or danger? In the following circumstances, the Guardianship Board has the power to make an Emergency Guardianship Order:
For an application for an Emergency Guardianship Order, the applicant must have already filed or must simultaneously file an application for a normal Guardianship Order. Upon receiving the application, the Guardianship Board will organize an emergency hearing as soon as possible after gathering sufficient information. The term of an Emergency Guardianship Order will not exceed three months.