IN RE QAWI, S100099
A mentally disordered offender can be compelled to take antipsychotic medication in a nonemergency situation only if a court, at the time the offender is committed or recommitted, or in a separate proceeding, finds either that the offender is incompetent to refuse medical treatment, or is dangerous within the meaning of Welfare and Institutions Code section 5300.
- Decided 01/05/2004
- Published 01/05/2004
Supreme Court of California
Renée E. Torres, under appointment by the Supreme Court, San Francisco, for Petitioner Kanuri Surgury Qawi.
Bill Lockyer, Attorney General, Pamela Smith-Steward, Chief Assistant Attorney General, Charlton G. Holland III, Assistant Attorney General, Stephanie Wald, James M. Humes and Angela Botelho, Deputy Attorneys General, for Respondent the People.