Incapacitated Adult Law and Legal Definition

Incapacitated adult means any adult belonging to the age group 18 and above and who is impaired both physically and mentally by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability to the extent that s/he is unable to understand or communicate responsible decisions concerning his/her person, or to the extent the adult cannot effectively manage or apply his/her estate to necessary ends and for whom a guardian has to be appointed in the opinion of the court.