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01-1174 In the Matter of the Mental Commitment of Laura J.M.: County of Waukesha v. Laura J.M.

Laura J.M. appeals from orders for involuntary medication and treatment. Laura contends that the trial court erred in concluding that she was incompetent to refuse medication. She claims that because the trial court found that she expressed knowledge of the disadvantages of medication, Waukesha County failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that she was incapable of expressing an understanding of the advantages and disadvantages of accepting medication or treatment and the alternatives.

We reverse and remand because the trial court failed to make the findings required by Virgil D. v. Rock County, 189 Wis.2d 1, 524 N.W.2d 894 (1994).

This opinion will not be published.

Dist II, Waukesha County, Ramirez, J., Anderson, J.

Attorneys:

For Appellant: Timothy T. Kay, Brookfield

For Respondent: Frederick C. Mielke, Waukesha


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