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September 28, 2017

Who is considered an "incapacitated adult?"

An “incapacitated adult” means someone who is impaired (negatively affected) by reason of mental illness, mental deficiency, physical illness or disability and therefore, s/he does not have sufficient understanding or capacity (ability) to make or communicate responsible decisions to care for himself/herself or manage his/her finances.1

1 ME ST T. 22 § 3472(10)