A 30-year-old patient has been severely mentally retarded his entire life, and has never been legally competent to make his own health care decisions. What standard is used in deciding if he should or should not undergo a specific surgical procedure?

A. Tarasoff Decision

B. Advance Directive

C. Substituted Judgment

D. Row vs Wade

E. Best Interest Standard

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