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Definitions of terms used

Case number—a reference number (may also be called a file number). For example, MCDT001/15 or GAA001-16.

Party—a person or entity named in the application.

Respondent—the other party in the application.

Active party—each of the following people for a proceeding relating to an adult with impaired decision making capacity:

  • the adult
  • the applicant (if the adult is not the applicant)
  • the person proposed for appointment or reappointment
  • any current guardian, administrator or attorney for the adult
  • the public guardian
  • the public trustee
  • a person joined as a party to the proceeding by the tribunal.

Serve (documents)—delivery of legal documents officially notifying the intended receiver that a legal action or proceeding involving them has been started.