(20 ILCS 1705/10)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-10)
To examine persons admitted to facilities of the Department
for treatment of mental illness or developmental disability to determine
alcoholism, drug addiction or other substance abuse. Based on such
the Department shall provide necessary medical, education and rehabilitation
services, and shall arrange for further assessment and
referral of such persons to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services. Referral of such persons by the Department to appropriate alcoholism or substance abuse services shall be made to providers who are able to accept the persons and perform a further assessment within a clinically appropriate time. This Section does not require that the Department maintain an individual in a Department facility who is otherwise eligible for discharge as provided in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
The Department shall not deny treatment and care to any person subject
to admission to a facility under its control for treatment for a mental illness
or developmental disability solely on the basis of their alcoholism, drug
addiction or abuse of other substances.
(Source: P.A. 95-281, eff. 1-1-08.)