December 18, 2013
In the Matter of H.M.T., Alleged to be a Mentally Ill. Person.
H.M.T., Appellant. STATE OF OREGON, Respondent,
Submitted on November 01, 2013.
Washington County Circuit Court
No. C130048MC, James Lee Fun, Jr., Judge.
Garrett A. Richardson and Multnomah Defenders, Inc., filed the brief for appellant.
Ellen F. Rosenblum, Attorney General, Anna M. Joyce, Solicitor General, and Kathleen Cegla, Senior Assistant Attorney General, filed the brief for respondent.
Before Schuman, Presiding Judge, and Wollheim, Judge, and Duncan, Judge.
Appellant seeks reversal of a judgment committing her as a mentally ill person for a period not to exceed 180 days. ORS 426.130. Appellant argues that, contrary to the trial court's ruling, the record does not establish by clear and convincing evidence that, because of a mental disorder, she is unable to provide for her basic personal needs and is not receiving the care necessary for her health or safety. See ORS 426.005(1)(e). The state concedes that the evidence is legally insufficient for involuntary commitment and that the judgment should be reversed. We agree, accept the state's concession, and reverse.