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

405 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. VII

 
    (405 ILCS 5/Ch. III Art. VII heading)
ARTICLE VII. ADMISSION ON AN INPATIENT BASIS BY COURT ORDER
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-700

    (405 ILCS 5/3-700) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-700)
    Sec. 3-700. A person 18 years of age or older who is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis may be admitted to an inpatient mental health facility upon court order pursuant to this Article.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-701

    (405 ILCS 5/3-701) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-701)
    Sec. 3-701. (a) Any person 18 years of age or older may execute a petition asserting that another person is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis. The petition shall be prepared pursuant to paragraph (b) of Section 3-601 and shall be filed with the court in the county where the respondent resides or is present.
    (b) The court may inquire of the petitioner whether there are reasonable grounds to believe that the facts stated in the petition are true and whether the respondent is subject to involuntary admission. The inquiry may proceed without notice to the respondent only if the petitioner alleges facts showing that an emergency exists such that immediate hospitalization is necessary and the petitioner testifies before the court as to the factual basis for the allegations.
    (c) A petition for involuntary admission on an inpatient basis may be combined with or accompanied by a petition for involuntary admission on an outpatient basis under Article VII-A.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-702

    (405 ILCS 5/3-702) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-702)
    Sec. 3-702. (a) The petition may be accompanied by the certificate of a physician, qualified examiner, psychiatrist, or clinical psychologist which certifies that the respondent is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis and which contains the other information specified in Section 3-602.
    (b) Upon receipt of the petition either with or without a certificate, if the court finds the documents are in order, it may make such orders pursuant to Section 3-703 as are necessary to provide for examination of the respondent. If the petition is not accompanied by 2 certificates executed pursuant to Section 3-703, the court may order the respondent to present himself for examination at a time and place designated by the court. If the petition is accompanied by 2 certificates executed pursuant to Section 3-703 and the court finds the documents are in order, it shall set the matter for hearing.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-703

    (405 ILCS 5/3-703) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-703)
    Sec. 3-703. If no certificate was filed, the respondent shall be examined separately by a physician, or clinical psychologist, or qualified examiner and by a psychiatrist. If a certificate executed by a psychiatrist was filed, the respondent shall be examined by a physician, clinical psychologist, qualified examiner, or psychiatrist. If a certificate executed by a qualified examiner, clinical psychologist, or a physician who is not a psychiatrist was filed, the respondent shall be examined by a psychiatrist. The examining physician, clinical psychologist, qualified examiner or psychiatrist may interview by telephone or in person any witnesses or other persons listed in the petition for involuntary admission. If, as a result of an examination, a certificate is executed, the certificate shall be promptly filed with the court. If a certificate is executed, the examining physician, clinical psychologist, qualified examiner or psychiatrist may also submit for filing with the court a report in which his findings are described in detail, and may rely upon such findings for his opinion that the respondent is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis. Copies of the certificates shall be made available to the attorneys for the parties upon request prior to the hearing. A certificate prepared in compliance with this Article shall state whether or not the respondent is in need of immediate hospitalization. However, if both the certificates state that the respondent is not in need of immediate hospitalization, the respondent may remain in his or her place of residence pending a hearing on the petition unless he or she voluntarily agrees to inpatient treatment.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-704

    (405 ILCS 5/3-704) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-704)
    Sec. 3-704. Examination; detention.
    (a) The respondent shall be permitted to remain in his or her place of residence pending any examination. The respondent may be accompanied by one or more of his or her relatives or friends or by his or her attorney to the place of examination. If, however, the court finds that it is necessary in order to complete the examination the court may order that the person be admitted to a mental health facility pending examination and may order a peace officer or other person to transport the person there. The examination shall be conducted at a local mental health facility or hospital or, if possible, in the respondent's own place of residence. No person may be detained for examination under this Section for more than 24 hours. The person shall be released upon completion of the examination unless the physician, qualified examiner or clinical psychologist executes a certificate stating that the person is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis and in need of immediate hospitalization to protect such person or others from physical harm. Upon admission under this Section treatment may be given pursuant to Section 3-608.
    (a-5) Whenever a respondent has been transported to a mental health facility for an examination, the admitting facility shall inquire, upon the respondent's arrival, whether the respondent wishes any person or persons to be notified of his or her detention at that facility. If the respondent does wish to have any person or persons notified of his or her detention at the facility, the facility must promptly make all reasonable attempts to locate the individual identified by the respondent, or at least 2 individuals identified by the respondent if more than one has been identified, and notify them of the respondent's detention at the facility for a mandatory examination pursuant to court order.
    (b) Not later than 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, after admission under this Section, the respondent shall be asked if he desires the petition and the notice required under Section 3-206 sent to any other persons and at least 2 such persons designated by the respondent shall be sent the documents. At the time of his admission the respondent shall be allowed to complete not fewer than 2 telephone calls to such persons as he chooses.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-704.1

    (405 ILCS 5/3-704.1)
    Sec. 3-704.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 91-837, eff. 6-16-00. Repealed by P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)

405 ILCS 5/3-705

    (405 ILCS 5/3-705) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-705)
    Sec. 3-705. At least 36 hours before the time of the examination fixed by the court, a copy of the petition, the order for examination, and a statement of rights as provided in Section 3-205 shall be personally delivered to the person and shall be given personally or sent by mail to his attorney and guardian, if any. If the respondent is admitted to a mental health facility for examination under Section 3-704, such notices may be delivered at the time of service of the order for admission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/3-706

    (405 ILCS 5/3-706) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-706)
    Sec. 3-706. The court shall set a hearing to be held within 5 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after its receipt of the second certificate or after the respondent is admitted to a mental health facility, whichever is earlier. The court shall direct that notice of the time and place of hearing be served upon the respondent, his attorney, and guardian, if any, his responsible relatives, and the facility director. Unless the respondent is admitted pursuant to Section 3-704, he may remain at his residence pending the hearing. If, however, the court finds it necessary, it may order a peace officer or another person to have the respondent before the court at the time and place set for hearing.
(Source: P.A. 91-726, eff. 6-2-00.)