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Understand the civil commitment process.

Step #1

Step #2

Step #3

The applicant, affiant, or family completes the Appointment of Counsel and Financial Statement and is asked to provide information and verification relative to the availability of health insurance or Medicaid/Iowa Health and Wellness Coverage for the Respondent.

Step #4

Step #5

The Judicial Officer reviews the application, affidavit, and/or physician’s statement and if appropriate, enters the following orders:
                    ORDER FOR IMMEDIATE CUSTODY
                    NOTICE to RESPONDENT and ORDER SETTING HEARING
                    ORDER APPOINTING ATTORNEY
                    APPOINTMENT OF PHYSICIAN

For more information regarding the Civil Commitment Process contact Sioux Rivers Service Coordinators or your County Clerk of Courts Office

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