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Title XXXI TRUSTS AND ESTATES OF DECEDENTS AND PERSONS UNDER DISABILITY

Chapter 475

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  475.502.  Definitions. — Notwithstanding the definitions in section 475.010, when used in sections 475.501 to 475.555, the following terms mean:

  (1)  "Adult", an individual who has attained eighteen years of age;

  (2)  "Conservator", a person appointed by the court to administer the property of an adult, including a person appointed under this chapter;

  (3)  "Guardian", a person appointed by the court to make decisions regarding the person of an adult, including a person appointed under this chapter;

  (4)  "Guardianship order", an order appointing a guardian;

  (5)  "Guardianship proceeding", a proceeding in which an order for the appointment of a guardian is sought or has been issued;

  (6)  "Incapacitated person", an adult for whom a guardian has been appointed;

  (7)  "Party", the respondent, petitioner, guardian, conservator, or any other person allowed by the court to participate in a guardianship or protective proceeding;

  (8)  "Person", except in the term "incapacitated person" or "protected person", 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;

  (9)  "Protected person", an adult for whom a protective order has been issued;

  (10)  "Protective order", an order appointing a conservator or other order related to management of an adult's property;

  (11)  "Protective proceeding", a judicial proceeding in which a protective order is sought or has been issued;

  (12)  "Record", information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form;

  (13)  "Respondent", an adult for whom a protective order or the appointment of a guardian is sought;

  (14)  "State", a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands, a federally recognized Indian tribe, or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.

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(L. 2011 H.B. 111 merged with S.B. 59 merged with S.B. 213)


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