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Informed Consent (cont.)

Competency

Competency is a legal term used to indicate that a person has the ability to make and be held accountable for their decisions. The term is often used loosely in medicine to indicate whether a person has decision-making capacity, as described previously. Technically, a person can only be declared "incompetent" by a court of law.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/23/2014
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