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Civil Commitment — involuntary medication

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//July 31, 2013//

Civil Commitment — involuntary medication

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//July 31, 2013//

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Wisconsin Court of Appeals

Civil

Civil Commitment — involuntary medication

Donna H. appeals an order for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication with an order for protective services.

Donna argues that Winnebago County failed to show that she is not competent to refuse medication, that administering medication voluntarily is not feasible, and that she will incur a substantial probability of harm without an involuntary medication order. In light of the supreme court’s recent decision in Outagamie County v. Melanie L., we must conclude that the County failed to show that Donna is not competent to refuse medication. Accordingly, we reverse. This opinion will not be published.

2013AP80 In the matter of the order for protective services for Donna H.

Dist II, Winnebago County, Gritton, J., Reilly, J.

Attorneys: For Appellant: Alesia, Susan E., Madison; For Respondent: Mueller, Mary Anne, Oshkosh

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