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 Bill Status of HB4623  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  MENTAL HEALTH-EXAM&DISCLOSE

House Sponsors
Rep. Patricia R. Bellock

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
405 ILCS 5/3-804from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-804
405 ILCS 5/3-812from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-812
740 ILCS 110/9.1from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 809.1
740 ILCS 110/10from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 810


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that if the respondent is unable to obtain an examination, in a proceeding to determine whether he or she is subject to involuntary admission, the respondent may request that the court order an examination to be made by a physician, qualified examiner, clinical psychologist, or other expert. Provides that if the respondent is unable to obtain an examination, in a proceeding for the administration of psychotropic medication or electroconvulsive therapy, the respondent may request that the court order an examination to be made by an impartial psychiatrist. Provides that if the respondent is receiving treatment from the Department of Human Services, the examiner shall not be in the employ of the Department of Human Services. Provides that if the respondent is receiving treatment from a hospital that is not affiliated with the Department of Human Services, the examiner shall not be in the employ of such hospital. Provides that if the respondent is in a hospital, the examiner shall be given direct access to the respondent in order to perform the examination. Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Provides that the Department of Human Services may disclose records or communications of persons receiving care from the Department or under contract with the Department, without consent, to not-for-profit institutions of higher education engaged in research concerning the safety, effectiveness, or cost-effectiveness of mental health treatments. Effective immediately.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/1/2012HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Patricia R. Bellock
  2/1/2012HouseFirst Reading
  2/1/2012HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  1/8/2013HouseSession Sine Die

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