Any rights under this chapter of a patient judicially determined to be incompetent, or who is found by his physician to be medically incapable of understanding such information, or who exhibits a communication barrier, shall devolve to such patient’s guardian, conservator, next of kin, sponsoring agency, or representative payer, except when the facility itself is the representative payer.
(Added by Stats. 1979, Ch. 893.)
Terms Used In California Health and Safety Code 1599.3
- Guardian: A person legally empowered and charged with the duty of taking care of and managing the property of another person who because of age, intellect, or health, is incapable of managing his (her) own affairs.