As used in this act:

(a) “Mental health professional” means an individual who is trained and experienced in the area of mental illness or developmental disabilities and who is 1 of the following:

Terms Used In Michigan Laws 700.1106

  • Application: means a written request to the probate register for an order of informal probate or informal appointment under part 3 of article III. See Michigan Laws 700.1103
  • Child: includes , but is not limited to, an individual entitled to take as a child under this act by intestate succession from the parent whose relationship is involved. See Michigan Laws 700.1103
  • Conservator: means a person appointed by a court to manage a protected individual's estate. See Michigan Laws 700.1103
  • Court: means the probate court or, when applicable, the family division of circuit court. See Michigan Laws 700.1103
  • Estate: includes the property of the decedent, trust, or other person whose affairs are subject to this act as the property is originally constituted and as it exists throughout administration. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Fiduciary: includes , but is not limited to, a personal representative, funeral representative, guardian, conservator, trustee, plenary guardian, partial guardian, and successor fiduciary. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Governing instrument: means a deed; will; trust; funeral representative designation; insurance or annuity policy; account with POD designation; security registered in beneficiary form (TOD); pension, profit-sharing, retirement, or similar benefit plan; instrument creating or exercising a power of appointment or a power of attorney; or dispositive, appointive, or nominative instrument of any similar type. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • Guardian: means a person who has qualified as a guardian of a minor or a legally incapacitated individual under a parental or spousal nomination or a court appointment and includes a limited guardian as described in sections 5205, 5206, and 5306. See Michigan Laws 700.1104
  • person: may extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate, as well as to individuals. See Michigan Laws 324.30503
  • Security: includes , but is not limited to, a note, stock, treasury stock, bond, debenture, evidence of indebtedness, certificate of interest or participation in an oil, gas, or mining title or lease or in payments out of production under such a title or lease, collateral trust certificate, transferable share, voting trust certificate, or interest in a regulated investment company or other entity generally referred to as a mutual fund or, in general, an interest or instrument commonly known as a security, or a certificate of interest or participation for, a temporary or interim certificate, receipt, or certificate of deposit for, or any warrant or right to subscribe to or purchase any of the items listed in this subdivision. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Special personal representative: means a personal representative as described by sections 3614 to 3618. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Successor: means a person, other than a creditor, who is entitled to property of a decedent under the decedent's will or this act. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Successor personal representative: means a personal representative, other than a special personal representative, who is appointed to succeed a previously appointed personal representative. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Trust: includes , but is not limited to, an express trust, private or charitable, with additions to the trust, wherever and however created. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Trustee: includes an original, additional, or successor trustee, whether or not appointed or confirmed by the court. See Michigan Laws 700.1107
  • Ward: means an individual for whom a guardian is appointed. See Michigan Laws 700.1108

(i) A physician who is licensed to practice medicine or osteopathic medicine and surgery in this state under article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(ii) A psychologist licensed to practice in this state under article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(iii) A registered professional nurse licensed to practice in this state under article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(iv) A licensed master’s social worker licensed under article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(v) A physician’s assistant licensed to practice in this state under article 15 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.16101 to 333.18838.

(vi) A licensed professional counselor licensed under part 181 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.18101 to 333.18117.

(b) “Michigan prudent investor rule” means the fiduciary investment and management rule prescribed by part 5 of this article.

(c) “Minor” means an individual who is less than 18 years of age.

(d) “Minor ward” means a minor for whom a guardian is appointed solely because of minority.

(e) “Money” means legal tender or a note, draft, certificate of deposit, stock, bond, check, or credit card.

(f) “Mortgage” means a conveyance, agreement, or arrangement in which property is encumbered or used as security.

(g) “Nonresident decedent” means a decedent who was domiciled in another jurisdiction at the time of his or her death.

(h) “Organization” means a corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, or joint venture; governmental subdivision, agency, or instrumentality; public corporation; or another legal or commercial entity.

(i) “Parent” includes, but is not limited to, an individual entitled to take, or who would be entitled to take, as a parent under this act by intestate succession from a child who dies without a will and whose relationship is in question. Parent does not include an individual who is only a stepparent, foster parent, or grandparent.

(j) “Partial guardian” means that term as defined in section 600 of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1600.

(k) “Patient advocate” means an individual designated to exercise powers concerning another individual’s care, custody, and medical or mental health treatment or authorized to make an anatomical gift on behalf of another individual, or both, as provided in section 5506.

(l) “Patient advocate designation” means the written document executed and with the effect as described in sections 5506 to 5515.

(m) “Payor” means a trustee, insurer, business entity, employer, government, governmental subdivision or agency, or other person authorized or obligated by law or a governing instrument to make payments.

(n) “Person” means an individual or an organization.

(o) “Personal representative” includes, but is not limited to, an executor, administrator, successor personal representative, and special personal representative, and any other person, other than a trustee of a trust subject to article VII, who performs substantially the same function under the law governing that person’s status.

(p) “Petition” means a written request to the court for an order after notice.

(q) “Physician orders for scope of treatment form” means that term as defined in section 5674 of the public health code, 1978 PA 368, MCL 333.5674.

(r) “Plenary guardian” means that term as defined in section 600 of the mental health code, 1974 PA 258, MCL 330.1600.

(s) “Proceeding” includes an application and a petition, and may be an action at law or a suit in equity. A proceeding may be denominated a civil action under court rules.

(t) “Professional conservator” means a person that provides conservatorship services for a fee. Professional conservator does not include a person who is an individual who is related to all but 2 of the protected individuals for whom he or she is appointed as conservator.

(u) “Professional guardian” means a person that provides guardianship services for a fee. Professional guardian does not include a person who is an individual who is related to all but 2 of the wards for whom he or she is appointed as guardian.

(v) “Property” means anything that may be the subject of ownership, and includes both real and personal property or an interest in real or personal property.

(w) “Protected individual” means a minor or other individual for whom a conservator has been appointed or other protective order has been made as provided in part 4 of article V.

(x) “Protective proceeding” means a proceeding under the provisions of part 4 of article V.