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San Joaquin County Human Serv. Agency v. Marcus W., C060965

Juvenile court's decision ordering a minor (a Jehova's Witness), who has sickle cell anemia, to undergo periodic blood transfusions to prevent him from suffering a third stroke and possibly death, is reversed as the juvenile court lacked jurisdiction to issue the order against the minor's will and over the objection of his parents because the requirements of Welfare and Institutions Code section 369 were not met.

Appellate Information

  • Decided 06/02/2010
  • Published 06/02/2010

Judges

  • SCOTLAND, P.J.

Court

  • California Court of Appeal

Counsel

  • For Appellees:
  • Anthony V. Smith, Law Offices of Anthony V. Smith; Doris F. Bostick and Doris Bostick Law Office for Defendants and Appellants., David Wooton, County Counsel, Ted Towle and Janine Molgaard, Deputy County Counsel, for Plaintiff and Respondent.
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