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Mental Competency MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Mental Competency
Tree Number(s)
F01.590
F02.410
I01.880.604.583.530
N03.706.535.625
Unique ID
D016743
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016743
Annotation
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)
Scope Note
The ability to understand the nature and effect of the act in which the individual is engaged. (From Black's Law Dictionary, 6th ed).
Entry Term(s)
Competence
Competency, Mental
Incompetence, Mental
Incompetency, Mental
Mental Competence
Previous Indexing
Forensic Psychiatry (1966-1991)
Mental Disorders (1966-1991)
Mental Retardation (1966-1991)
See Also
Comprehension
Informed Consent
Insanity Defense
Legal Guardians
Treatment Refusal
Public MeSH Note
92
History Note
92
Date Established
1992/01/01
Date of Entry
1991/07/26
Revision Date
2002/07/03
Mental Competency Preferred
Incompetency, Mental Related
Competence Broader
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