Maine Revised Statutes

§5-512. Definitions

As used in this Part, unless the context otherwise indicates, the following terms have the following meanings. [2011, c. 564, §1 (NEW).]

(a).    "Adult" means an individual who has attained 18 years of age.
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(b).    "Conservator" means a person appointed by the court to administer the property of an adult, including a person appointed under Part 4.
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(c).    "Guardian" means a person appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the person of an adult, including a person appointed under Part 3.
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(d).    "Guardianship order" means an order appointing a guardian.
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(e).    "Guardianship proceeding" means a judicial proceeding in which an order for the appointment of a guardian is sought or has been issued.
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(f).    "Incapacitated person" means an adult for whom a guardian has been appointed or an adult who is an incapacitated person within the meaning of section 5-101, subsection (1).
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(g).    "Party" means an interested person within the meaning of section 1-201, subsection (20), including the respondent, petitioner, guardian, conservator or any other person allowed by the court to participate in a guardianship or protective proceeding.
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(h).    "Person," except in the term "incapacitated person" or "protected person," means: an individual; corporation; business trust; estate; trust; partnership; limited liability company; association; joint venture; public corporation; government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality; or any other legal or commercial entity.
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(i).    "Protected person" means an adult for whom a protective order has been issued.
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(j).    "Protective order" means an order appointing a conservator or other order related to management or disposition of an adult's property.
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(k).    "Protective proceeding" means a judicial proceeding in which a protective order is sought or has been issued.
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(l).    "Record" means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form.
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(m).    "Respondent" means an adult for whom a protective order or the appointment of a guardian is sought.
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(n).    "State" means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
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SECTION HISTORY
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