(20 ILCS 1705/16) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 100-16)
    Sec. 16. In order to secure for the recipients of the facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department the earliest possible discharge from such facilities compatible with proper treatment and care and a continuance of expert service after discharge, without charge, the Department shall carry on a program of after care of conditionally discharged recipients. Qualified persons shall visit or consult the recipient and his family before and at least every six months after discharge to advise the family of and determine the existence of the care and occupation most favorable for the recipient's continued improvement and return to and maintenance of mental health. The visitation and contact requirement of this Section shall remain in effect while the recipient is on conditional discharge, and shall terminate when such status is terminated under Section 4-702 of the "Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code." The visitations required in this Section shall be in addition to those required under Section 15 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-971.)