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Mental Health Assessment Is De Novo (access required)

In evaluating a person for involuntary civil commitment, a circuit court erred in assessing him as of the date a special justice committed him instead of using the date of the de novo hearing in the circuit court, the Supreme Court of Virginia says. This court has held in Paugh v. Henrico Area Mental Health & ...