When a Patient Lacks Decision-Making Capacity

March 6, 2012

This elderly man no longer has decision-making capacity. What legal resource does he have?

Question: When a patient has been determined to lack decision-making capacity, what legal recourse-if any-do you have? 

We invite you to share your comments on this issue: Please take our Ethics Quiz: When Dad Refuses Nursing Home Care, which features an elderly man who can no longer care for himself but who refuses assisted living.