Minn Statute 524.5-102 Definitions
Subd. 3. Conservator. "Conservator" means a person who is appointed by a court to manage the estate of a protected person and includes a limited conservator.
Subd. 5. Guardian. "Guardian" means a person who has qualified as a guardian of a minor or incapacitated person pursuant to appointment by a parent or spouse, or by the court, and includes a limited, emergency, or temporary substitute guardian but not a guardian ad litem.
Subd. 6. Incapacitated person. "Incapacitated person" means an individual who, for reasons other than being a minor, is impaired to the extent of lacking sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible personal decisions, and who has demonstrated deficits in behavior which evidence an inability to meet personal needs for medical care, nutrition, clothing, shelter, or safety, even with appropriate technological assistance.
Subd. 14. Protected person. "Protected person" means a minor or other individual for whom a conservator has been appointed or other protective order has been made.
Subd. 17. Ward. "Ward" means an individual for whom a guardian has been appointed.
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