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Involuntary Medication Order

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//May 20, 2024//

Involuntary Medication Order

By: WISCONSIN LAW JOURNAL STAFF//May 20, 2024//

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WI Court of Supreme Court

Case Name: Winnebago County v. D.E.W.

Case No.: 2023AP000215

Officials:

Focus: Involuntary Medication Order

The Wisconsin Supreme Court dismissed as improvidently granted the petition for review filed by D.E.W. in his case against Winnebago County concerning his involuntary medication order. The Court of Appeals had affirmed the circuit court’s order to involuntarily medicate D.E.W., and after reviewing the case, the Supreme Court decided not to proceed with the review.

The Supreme Court’s decision to dismiss the review leaves the Court of Appeals’ affirmation of the involuntary medication order against D.E.W. intact. A concurring opinion supports the dismissal without detailed reasoning, while a dissent calls for a review to provide clarity and guidance on the legal standards involved.

Dismissed

Decided 05/13/24

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