405 ILCS 5/3-701.5 new
Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.
Provides that a law enforcement officer may execute a petition
asserting that another person is subject to involuntary admission.
Provides that if the court finds that the petition is in order, the
court shall order that the respondent be admitted to a State-operated
mental health facility for a minimum of 45 days. Provides that the
facility shall cause the respondent to be examined separately by 2
psychiatrists during that 45-day period. Provides that if a
psychiatrist executes a certificate certifying that the respondent is
subject to involuntary admission, the certificate shall be promptly
filed with the court and the court shall proceed with a hearing.
Provides that if no such certificate is filed within the 45-day
period, the facility shall immediately thereafter release the
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