(405 ILCS 5/4-405)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-405)
When, as a result of personal observation and testimony
in open court, any court has reasonable grounds to believe that a person
appearing before it meets the standard for emergency admission, the court
may enter an order for the temporary detention and examination of such person.
The order shall set forth in detail the facts which are the basis for the
court's conclusion. The court may order a peace officer to take the person
into custody and transport him to a facility. The person may be detained
for examination for no more than 24 hours. If a petition and certificate,
as provided in this Article, are executed within the 24 hours, the person
may be admitted and the provisions of this Article shall apply. If no petition
or certificate is executed, the person shall be released.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)