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The Supreme Court affirmed the order of the district court committing Respondent to a residential living facility for adults with developmental disabilities, holding that there was no error or abuse of discretion.
The Rhode Island Department of Behavioral Healthcare, Developmental Disabilities and Hospitals filed a petition for civil court certification to retain Respondent, a person with developmental disabilities, in a residential facility. The hearing justice found that Respondent was developmentally disabled and ordered that he reside at a group home. The Supreme Court affirmed, holding (1) Respondent's appeal was timely; and (2) Respondent waived his argument that the district court erred in allowing the admission of testimony regarding Respondent's juvenile conviction, his requirement to register as a sex offender, and other uncharged bad acts committed by Respondent.