CACI No. 4011. History of Disorder Relevant to the Determination of Grave Disability

Judicial Council of California Civil Jury Instructions (2023 edition)

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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/nonbinary pronoun] 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/nonbinary pronoun] 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)

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