Legal Guardian Policy Term Definition

an individual or public agency appointed for a temporary, fixed, or indefinite term only by order of the court located in the county in which the patient resides. Consent for a minor is given by either a:

  • parent
  • guardian
  • managing conservator
  • joint managing conservator
  • possessory conservator.

However, for invasive procedures, consent may be given by either parent or guardian. In the case of a divorce, only the parent appointed by the court as the managing conservator has the right to consent to medical care for the minor.