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Case No. 18-0845

In the Matter of B.B.-P., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

B.B.-P., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Zachary S. Hindman (until withdrawal)

Jason B. Gann

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Feb 06, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Steven J. Andreasen, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., Doyle, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Potterfield, P.J.  (6 pages)

            B.B.P. appeals the district court ruling she is seriously mentally impaired and must undertake further evaluation at a local medical facility.  She does not challenge the court’s substantive findings but maintains the application for her involuntary commitment should have been dismissed, as the commitment hearing took place more than five days after the court issued an order for her immediate custody due to serious mental impairment.  OPINION HOLDS: Because the district court did not err in denying B.B.-P.’s motion to dismiss the application alleging she is seriously mentally impaired, we affirm.

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