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Case No. 18-0247

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In re M.B., Alleged to be Seriously Mentally Impaired

M.B., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Alexander Smith

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Witte Kraemer, Special Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
Date Published:
Oct 10, 2018

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Eliza J. Ovrom, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Potterfield, P.J., and Bower and McDonald, JJ.  Opinion by Bower, J.  (7 pages)

            M.B. appeals the district court decision finding him to be seriously mentally impaired.  OPINION HOLDS:  We find there is sufficient evidence in the record to show M.B. lacks sufficient judgment to make responsible decisions with respect to his treatment and is likely, if allowed to remain at liberty, to inflict physical injury on himself or others.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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