||The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
||in mental retard or organic or psychiat mental disord; coord IM with concomitant disord /psychol (IM); competency to consent: coord IM with INFORMED CONSENT (IM)
||Forensic Psychiatry (1966-1991),Mental Disorders (1966-1991),Mental Retardation (1966-1991)
Mental Competency Definitions and Terms
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