No. S157151.

48 Cal.4th 131 (2010)

Conservatorship of the Person of JOHN L. SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY, Petitioner and Respondent, v. JOHN L., Objector and Appellant.

Supreme Court of California.

February 25, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Linda M. Fabian, under appointment by the Supreme Court, for Objector and Appellant.

Morton P. Cohen for California Association of Mental Health Patients' Rights Advocates as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Objector and Appellant.

Ann E. Menasche for Protection & Advocacy, Inc., as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Objector and Appellant.

John J. Sansone, County Counsel, Leonard W. Pollard II and William A. Johnson, Jr., Deputy County Counsel, for Petitioner and Respondent.

Jennifer B. Henning for California State Association of Counties as Amicus Curiae on behalf of Petitioner and Respondent.



At a hearing on April 4, 2006, the superior court considered a petition to establish a conservatorship of the person of John L. pursuant to the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (LPS Act or Act; Welf. & Inst. Code, § 5000 et seq.).1 A report prepared by a conservatorship investigator the month before the hearing stated that John "made it clear" he did not want a conservator and did not...

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