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Answer:

15.0 Medicolegal


     A: The law recognizes the following order of priority for guardianship in the absence of a previously designated decision maker:
  1. Spouse
  2. Adult child
  3. Parent
  4. Any relative
  5. Person nominated by the person caring for the incapacitated patient
  6. Specialized care professional as defined by law

Circulation. 2005 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. 112(24) (Supplement):IV-1-IV-5, December 13, 2005.



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