Capable adult definition

Capable adult means an adult who is physically and mentally capable of making health care decisions and who is not considered a protected person pursuant to the provisions of chapter forty-four-a of this code.

Examples of Capable adult in a sentence

Capable adult patients may request DNR status for medical, or non-medical, reasons.

Capable, adult is someone 18 and over, and who has capacity within the terms of the Mental Capacity Act.