272. During proceedings, the court may, even of its own motion, decide on the custody of the person of full age if it is clear that he is unable to care for himself and that custody is required to prevent serious injury for him.
Even before the proceedings, the Court may, if an application for the institution of protective supervision is about to be made and it is necessary to act to prevent serious injury for the person of full age, provisionally designate the Public Curator or another person to ensure protection of the person of full age or to represent him in the exercise of his civil rights.
1991, c. 64, a. 272; 1999, c. 30, s. 22; I.N. 2014-05-01; 2016, c. 4, s. 41.