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In the Matter of N.P., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired
Attorney for Appellant
Jason Gann and Camille S. Brown
Attorney for Appellee
Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General
Court of Appeals
Court of Appeals Opinion
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.