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Case No. 19-0084

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In the Matter of T.M., Alleged to Be Seriously Mentally Impaired

T.M., Respondent-Appellant

Attorney for Appellant

Erin M. Carr

Attorney for Appellee State

Gretchen Kraemer, Assistant Attorney General

Court of Appeals

Court of Appeals Opinion

Opinion Number:
19-0084
Date Published:
Nov 27, 2019
Summary

            Appeal from the Iowa District Court for Polk County, Scott J. Beattie, Judge.  AFFIRMED.  Considered by Doyle, P.J., and Tabor and Schumacher, JJ.  Opinion by Schumacher, J.  (5 pages)

            T.M. appeals the district court order finding him to be seriously mentally impaired.  OPINION HOLDS: We find there is sufficient evidence to conclude T.M. (1) is mentally ill, (2) lacks sufficient judgment to make responsible decisions with respect to his treatment, and (3) is likely to physically injure himself or others if allowed to remain at liberty without treatment, is likely to inflict serious emotional injury on a designated class of persons, and is unable to satisfy his need for nourishment, clothing, essential medical care, or shelter so that it is likely that he will suffer physical injury, physical debilitation, or death.  We affirm the decision of the district court.

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