(20 ILCS 1705/12.2)
Mental Health Commitment Training.
(a) The Department shall develop and present annually at least one
training event for judges, state's attorneys, public defenders, private
law enforcement personnel, hospital and community agency personnel, persons
with mental illness, physicians, psychologists, social workers, emergency room
personnel, and other health care personnel regarding mental illness, the
standards for civil commitment and involuntary treatment, completing
documentation, and changes in the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code and Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act.
(b) The Department may provide multiple training events, regional training
events, and training events by professional discipline. The materials developed
for the training events shall be made available on the Department's website.
Department shall develop this training in cooperation with the Administrative
Office of the Illinois Courts, bar associations, the Illinois Law Enforcement
Training Board, appropriate statewide organizations representing health care
providers, organizations representing or advocating for persons with mental
illness, and any appropriate statewide organization of licensed professionals.
(c) The Department shall annually report on the number of persons
attending the training events.
(Source: P.A. 93-376, eff. 7-24-03.)