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Appeals court: judge failed to justify woman's medication
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By Kevin MurphyFor the TimesMADISON - A Green County judge will have to put his reasons on record for forcing a woman, involuntarily committed to a mental health facility, to take a medication, a state appeals court ruled Thursday, May 31.The District 4 Court of Appeals concluded that Circuit Judge James Beer failed to adequately state why the woman, identified as Janeen, should be ordered to take Clozapine to help control her mental illness. Janeen was involuntarily committed in January 2001 after Green County Department of Health Service had filed a petition for mental commitment. Years later, she didn't contest her subsequent recommitment.