State v. Condrick
In State v. Condrick, 144 Vt. 362, 363, 477 A.2d 632, 633 (1984), the Court rejected a similar claim concerning an involuntary commitment following a finding that a criminal defendant was not competent to stand trial. Id. at 362-63, 477 A.2d at 633.
The defendant challenged the commitment order because the trial court failed to determine whether there were less restrictive alternatives to hospitalization. Id. at 366, 477 A.2d at 635.
The Court noted, that "this finding is not required in the commitment procedures at hand but is a requirement, rather, of the civil commitment procedures under Title 18." Id.