(20 ILCS 540/5)
This Act establishes a pathway for families on the verge of seeking services for their child's serious mental illness or serious emotional disturbance through relinquishment of parental custody to the Department of Children and Family Services, despite the absence of abuse or neglect, to receive services through the appropriate State child-serving agency. This pathway shall be outlined in an interagency agreement between all the relevant State agencies.
(Source: P.A. 98-808, eff. 1-1-15