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In re Pryatel

Supreme Court of North Dakota

August 29, 2013

In the Interest of M.S. William Pryatel, M.D., Petitioner and Appellee
v.
M.S., Respondent and Appellant

Appeal from the District Court of Stutsman County, Southeast Judicial District, the Honorable Thomas E. Merrick, Judge.

Mary E. J. Jensen, for petitioner and appellee; on brief.

Mark T. Blumer, for respondent and appellant; on brief.

PER CURIAM.

[¶ 1] M.S. appeals from a district court order involuntarily committing him to the North Dakota State Hospital for treatment for up to 90 days and ordering forced medication.

[¶ 2] M.S. argues the district court erred in finding clear and convincing evidence supporting the order for involuntary commitment, the court erred in authorizing forced medication, and the court erred in not ordering a less restrictive treatment.

[¶ 3] We conclude the district court's findings are not clearly erroneous and the court did not err in ordering forced medication or a less restrictive treatment. We affirm under N.D.R.App.P. 35.1(a)(2).

[¶ 4] Gerald W.VandeWalle, C.J., Carol Ronning Kapsner, Dale V. Sandstrom, Daniel J. Crothers, Mary Muehlen Maring


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