In re M.P.-L.Annotate this Case
In 2014, the district court found Respondent to be suffering from a mental disorder requiring commitment. The court involuntarily committed Respondent to the Montana State Hospital (MSH). On June 2, 2014, the district court issued an order of commitment summarizing the commitment. On June 5, 2014, the district court filed findings of fact, conclusions of law, and an order supporting the June 2 order. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) the district court’s June 2 order of commitment was deficient due and failed to comply with Mont. Code Ann. 53-21-127(8)(a) because it did not contain a detailed statement of the facts as required by section 53-21-127(8)(a); (2) the district court’s June 5 order was not procedurally invalid; and (3) the district court’s findings in the June 5 order were supported by substantial evidence, sufficient to support the decision to commit Respondent to the MSH.