Indiana recently made changes to its Medical Consent Law. In March in Indiana (in the absence of advance directives) for adults. as the court may direct for the person or the property of an incapacitated person or a minor.
It is sometimes necessary for courts to appoint guardians for adult, incapacitated patients. There are few data describing how medical decisions.
The estimated prevalence of decisional incapacity approaches 40% among adult medical inpatients and residential hospice patients and.
Medical treatment for adults with incapacity. Guidance on ethical and medico- legal issues in Scotland. April 2009. Summary. Introduction. Adults with Incapacity.