(725 ILCS 5/104-27)
(from Ch. 38, par. 104-27)
Defendants Found Unfit Prior to this Article; Reports;
Appointment of Counsel.
(a) Within 180 days after the effective date of
this Article, the Department of Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities (predecessor of the Department of Human
shall compile a report on each defendant under its custody who was found
unfit or incompetent to stand trial or to be sentenced prior to the effective
date of this Article. Each report shall include the defendant's name,
indictment and warrant numbers, the county of his commitment, the length of
time he has been hospitalized, the date of his last fitness hearing, and a
report on his present status as provided in Section 104-18.
(b) The reports shall be forwarded to the Supreme Court which shall
distribute copies thereof to the chief judge
of the court in which the criminal charges were originally filed, to the
state's attorney and the public defender of the same county, and to the
defendant's attorney of record, if any. Notice that the report has been
delivered shall be given to the defendant.
(c) Upon receipt of the report, the chief judge shall appoint the public
defender or other counsel for each defendant who is not represented by
counsel and who is indigent pursuant to Section 113-3 of this Act, as now
or hereafter amended. The court shall provide the defendant's counsel with
a copy of the report.
(Source: P.A. 89-507, eff. 7-1-97.)