- 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
Court’s powers in cases of emergency
The application for the appointment of a committee may take considerable time. What if the property of the person concerned is subject to imminent depletion or diminution?
If the Court has reason to believe that the person concerned may be incapable, by reason of mental incapacity, of managing and administering his/her property and affairs, and that it is necessary to take immediate measures to deal with such matters, the Court may appoint an interim receiver (usually the Director of Social Welfare or the Official Solicitor) to take over the property, pending the determination of the question as to whether that person is mentally incapacitated.