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Court: No involuntary commitment for Alzheimer’s

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A state appeals court says Alzheimer’s patients cannot be involuntarily committed for treatment. The District II Court of Appeals in Waukesha reversed a lower court ruling and said an 85-year-old Fond du Lac woman with Alzheimer’s doesn’t suffer from a “qualifying mental condition” under Wisconsin’s involuntary commitment law, known as Chapter 51. It allows that someone ...

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