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1    AN ACT concerning health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
5Disabilities Code is amended by changing Section 2-101.1 as
7    (405 ILCS 5/2-101.1)
8    Sec. 2-101.1. Counseling services; consent; costs.
9    (a) Any adult under guardianship may request and receive
10counseling services or psychotherapy. The consent of the
11guardian shall not be necessary to authorize counseling or
12psychotherapy. The adult's guardian shall not be informed,
13without the consent of the adult, of such counseling or
14psychotherapy unless the counselor or therapist believes such
15disclosure is necessary. If the counselor or therapist intends
16to disclose the fact of counseling or psychotherapy, the adult
17shall be so informed. However, until the consent of the adult's
18guardian has been obtained, counseling or psychotherapy
19provided to an adult under guardianship shall be limited to not
20more than 12 5 sessions, a session lasting not more than 60 45
22    (b) The adult's guardian shall not be liable for the costs
23of counseling or psychotherapy which is received by the adult



HB2142 Enrolled- 2 -LRB101 10701 RLC 55813 b

1without the consent of the adult's guardian.
2(Source: P.A. 97-165, eff. 1-1-12.)
3    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
4becoming law.