No. F077220.

31 Cal.App.5th 334 (2018)

STATE DEPARTMENT OF STATE HOSPITALS, Plaintiff and Respondent, v. J.W., Defendant and Appellant.

Court of Appeals of California, Fifth District.

December 19, 2018.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Rudy Kraft , under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Defendant and Appellant.

Xavier Becerra , Attorney General, Julie Weng-Gutierrez , Assistant Attorney General, Ismael A. Castro and Judy Wong , Deputy Attorneys General, for Plaintiff and Respondent.


Appellant J.W. appeals an order finding he lacks the capacity to refuse treatment and compelling him to undergo the involuntary administration of antipsychotic medication by respondent, State Department of State Hospitals, over the course of a year. His appeal raises questions about the authority of the state...

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