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Case No. 18-1868

In the Matter of E.R., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

E.R., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Alexander Smith

Attorney for Appellee

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Samantha Gronewald, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Vaitheswaran, P.J., Mullins, J., and Danilson, S.J.  Opinion by Danilson, S.J.  (9 pages)

            E.R. appeals the district court decision finding she was seriously mentally impaired.  OPINION HOLDS:  E.R. has not shown she received ineffective assistance due to counsel’s failure to challenge the qualifications of a person signing a physician’s report.  We find there is sufficient evidence to show E.R. was not capable of making responsible decisions about her treatment.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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