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Recommitment, evidence sufficient to meet “if treatment were withdrawn” test

Brown County v. Kevin Q., 2011AP208, District 3, 6/28/11

court of appeals decision (1-judge, not for publication); for Kevin Q.: Andrew Hinkel, SPD, Madison Appellate; case activity

¶10      We conclude the evidence sufficiently shows there is a substantial likelihood Kevin would be a proper subject for commitment if treatment were withdrawn.  Kevin acknowledged he has overdosed on medication at least three times.  Slightam testified that without the commitment he was unsure “if [Kevin] would comply with all the medications.”  He also opined Kevin’s medication administration needs to be supervised.  Implicit in Slightam’s testimony is that even though Kevin cooperates with his medication and acknowledges he has a mental illness, Kevin remains a danger to himself because of his history of overdoses and his need for supervised medication administration.

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