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(405 ILCS 5/) Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.

405 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. III

    (405 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. III heading)

405 ILCS 5/3-300

    (405 ILCS 5/3-300) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-300)
    Sec. 3-300. Admission.
    (a) Any person desiring admission to a mental health facility for treatment of a mental illness may be admitted upon his request without making formal application therefor if, after examination, the facility director considers that person clinically suitable for admission upon an informal basis.
    (b) Each recipient admitted under this Section shall be informed in writing and orally at the time of admission of his right to be discharged from the facility at any time during the normal daily day-shift hours of operation, which shall include but need not be limited to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Such right to be discharged shall commence with the first day-shift hours of operation after his admission.
    (c) If the facility director decides to admit a person as a voluntary recipient, he shall state in the recipient's record the reason why informal admission is not suitable.
(Source: P.A. 91-726, eff. 6-2-00.)