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What is the definition of an “incapacitated person”?

An “incapacitated person” is an adult who, because of a physical or mental condition, is substantially unable to provide food, clothing or shelter for himself or herself, to care for his or her own physical health, or to manage his or her own financial affairs. Incapacitated people may include people with intellectual disabilities, mental illnesses, physical illnesses, or disabilities related to advanced age, chronic alcohol or drug use, or other conditions. A “minor” (person younger than 18 years who has never been married or who has not had his or her disabilities of minority removed by judicial action) is also considered by law to be an incapacitated person.