CACI 4011 History of Disorder Relevant to the Determination of Grave Disability

California Civil Jury Instructions CACI

4011 History of Disorder Relevant to the Determination of Grave Disability

You must consider information about the history of [name of respondent]’s alleged mental disorder if you believe this information has a direct bearing on whether [he/she/nonbinary pronoun] is presently gravely disabled as a result of a mental disorder. Such information may include testimony from persons who have provided, or are providing, mental health or related support services to [name of respondent], [his/her/nonbinary pronoun] medical records, including psychiatric records, or testimony from family members, [name of respondent], or any other person designated by [name of respondent].

You must not consider any evidence that you believe is irrelevant because it occurred either too long ago or under circumstances that are not similar to those involved in this case.

Sources and Authority

Historical Course of Mental Disorder. Welfare and Institutions Code section 5008.2(a).

Secondary Sources

2 California Conservatorship Practice (Cont.Ed.Bar) § 23.84
32 California Forms of Pleading and Practice, Ch. 361A, Mental Health and Mental Disabilities: Judicial Commitment, Health Services, and Civil Rights, § 361A.33 (Matthew Bender)