California Civil Jury Instructions (CACI) (2017)

4011. History of Disorder Relevant to the Determination of Grave Disability

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4011.History of Disorder Relevant to the Determination of Grave
You must consider information about the history of [name of
respondent]’s alleged mental disorder if you believe this information has
a direct bearing on whether [he/she] is presently gravely disabled as a
result of a mental disorder. Such information may include testimony
from persons who have provided, or are providing, mental health or
related support services to [name of respondent], [his/her] medical
records, including psychiatric records, or testimony from family
members, [name of respondent], or any other person designated by [name
of respondent].
You must not consider any evidence that you believe is irrelevant
because it occurred either too long ago or under circumstances that are
not similar to those involved in this case.
New June 2005
Sources and Authority
• Historical Course of Mental Disorder. Welfare and Institutions Code section
Secondary Sources
2 California Conservatorship Practice (Cont.Ed.Bar) § 23.84
32 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 361A, Mental Health and
Mental Disabilities: Judicial Commitment, Health Services, and Civil Rights,
§ 361A.33 (Matthew Bender)