(725 ILCS 5/104-31)
(from Ch. 38, par. 104-31)
No defendant placed in a setting of the Department of
Human Services pursuant to
the provisions of Sections 104-17, 104-25, or 104-26 shall be permitted outside
housing unit unless escorted or accompanied by personnel of the Department of
Human Services or authorized by court order.
transported to court hearings or other necessary appointments
off facility grounds
by personnel of
the Department of Human Services, may be
placed in security devices
or otherwise secured during the period of transportation to assure
secure transport of the defendant and the safety of Department
of Human Services personnel and others. These security measures
shall not constitute restraint as defined in the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code.
be permitted any off-grounds privileges, either with or without escort by
personnel of the Department of Human Services or
any unsupervised on-ground privileges, unless such off-grounds or
unsupervised on-grounds privileges have been approved by specific court
order, which order may include such conditions on the defendant as the
court may deem appropriate and necessary to reasonably assure the
defendant's satisfactory progress in treatment and the safety of the defendant
or others. Whenever the court receives a report from the supervisor of the defendant's treatment recommending the defendant for any off-grounds or unsupervised on-grounds privileges, the court shall set the matter for a first hearing within 21 days unless good cause is demonstrated why the hearing cannot be held.
The changes made to this Section by
this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly are declarative of existing
law and shall not be construed as a new enactment.
(Source: P.A. 98-1025, eff. 8-22-14.)