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Case No. 18-2215

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

N.P., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Jason Gann and Camille S. Brown

Attorney for Appellee

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Dec 18, 2019

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Woodbury County, Jeffery L. Poulson and Zachary Hindman, Judges.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Bower, C.J., and May and Greer, JJ.  Opinion by May, J.  (6 pages)

            N.P. appeals the district court’s findings of serious mental impairment, alleging her procedural due process rights were violated.  She raises two procedural due process issues: (1) an ex parte communication denied her a fair and impartial hearing and (2) the applicant’s attorney was prohibited from being present and participating at the hearings.  OPINION HOLDS: N.P.’s due process rights were not violated.  So reversal is not warranted.

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