The best interests standard: A comparison of the state's parens patriae authority and judicial...

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  • Author(s): Griffith, Daniel B.
  • Source:
    Issues in Law & Medicine. Winter91, Vol. 7 Issue 3, p283. 56p.
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    • Abstract:
      Analyzes the best interests standard with a comparison and contrast of state court exercise of parens patriae authority and judicial oversight in the best interest determinations for children and incompetent patients. Departure of courts in treatment decisions on persons who are incompetent from common law and commonsense tradition; History of the best interest standard.