mental competency

mental competency

n. (See: competent)

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He gave the medical testimony, in pointed imitation of our local practitioner; and he piped and shook, as the aged turnpike-keeper who had heard blows, to an extent so very paralytic as to suggest a doubt regarding the mental competency of that witness.
Post his arrest, Pena spent almost a month undergoing mental competency evaluations and professionals determined he was mentally fit to stand trial.
In her book, subtitled "An Insider's Account of the Trump White House," Manigault Newman describes the president as a racist and questioned his mental competency.
The issue of mental competency in criminal cases is an exception to this general problem.
This will assess their mental competency before being provided with a four-digit access code to activate the Sarco capsule.
Other facilities mentioned in the article, including Cooper University Health Care in Camden, NJ, similarly require doctors 72 and older to undergo mental competency exams to check for cognitive impairment or dementia.
His mental competency was last examined in 2007 - the year when the U.S.
Have a doctor certify the client's mental competency. To protect against an argument of testator incompetence, the client can get a physical examination and written report by a regular physician, the report focusing on the cognitive ability to demonstrate that they can comprehend and execute estate planning documents.
The action comes nearly two weeks after Redstone tried to answer basic questions in a video deposition in a trial to determine his mental competency.
the defendant or the attorney for the Government may file a motion for a hearing to determine the mental competency of the defendant.
MANAGING A DEBILITATING ILLNESS: A basic legal premise is that you are the only one able to make your own health care decisions, regardless of the state of your mental competency.