In re N.A.Annotate this Case
The State filed a petition for the involuntary commitment of N.A. After a hearing on the State’s commitment petition, the district court orally announced its findings that N.A. had a mental disorder requiring a community commitment and ordered that N.A. be committed to a community program for ninety days. N.A. appealed, arguing that the district court failed to follow the requirements of Mont. Code Ann. 53-21-119(1) in obtaining a waiver of his procedural rights. The Supreme Court reversed, holding that the district court violated N.A.’s statutory and due process rights when it issued a commitment order without obtaining from N.A. and intentional and knowing waiver of his procedural rights in accordance with section 53-21-119(1) and supporting case law.