Georgia Code Title 31. Health § 31-36A-3
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As used in this chapter, the term:
(1) “Absence of a person authorized to consent” means that:
(A) After diligent efforts for a reasonable period of time, no person authorized to consent under the provisions of Code Section 31-36A-6 has been located; or
(B) All such authorized persons located have affirmatively waived their authority to consent or dissent to admission to or discharge from a health care facility or placement or transfer to an alternative health care facility or placement, provided that dissent by an authorized person to a proposed admission, discharge, or transfer shall not be deemed waiver of authority.
(2) “Unable to consent” means that an adult is unable to:
(A) Make rational and competent decisions regarding his or her placement options for health or personal care; or
(B) Communicate such decisions by any means.
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