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San Diego Health & Human Serv. v. Pamela J., D045800

A trial court may not make the ultimate determination of a patient's capacity or incapacity to give written informed consent for electroconvulsive treatment without the presence of the patient.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 10/26/2005
  • Published 10/26/2005


  • HUFFMAN, Acting P.J.


  • California Court of Appeal


  • For Appellant:
  • Linda Fabian, San Diego, under appointment by the Court of Appeal, for Appellant.

  • For Appellees:
  • No appearance for Respondent.
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