LINDNER-BELLOCK-LANG-LYONS,EILEEN-CROTTY AND BASSI.
MENTAL HEALTH-DECISION MAKER
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the State Employee Indemnification Act, the Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities Code, and the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act. Eliminates certain
references to "participating mental health centers", "qualified
certifiers", and "community service areas". Grants certain rights to
notice to substitute decision makers who have authority under the
Powers of Attorney for Health Care Law or under the Mental Health
Treatment Preference Declaration Act. Changes the definition of
"psychiatrist" for purposes of the Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Code. Makes numerous changes concerning the rights of
recipients of mental health and developmental disabilities services
and concerning the admission, transfer, and discharge procedures for
the mentally ill. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Adds reference to:
405 ILCS 5/1-114.2 rep.
405 ILCS 5/1-114.3 rep.
405 ILCS 5/1-114.4 rep.
405 ILCS 5/1-114.5 rep.
405 ILCS 5/3-601.1 rep.
Further amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code. In the definition of "substitute decision maker" added by the
bill, deletes the reference to "current" possession of the authority
to make decisions. Repeals provisions of the Code concerning
definitions of "participating mental health center", "qualified
certifier", "community service area", and "service area" and
concerning admission to a State-operated mental health facility in a
community service area having a participating mental health center.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
In provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Code concerning the time for holding a court hearing with respect to
the administration of authorized involuntary treatment, authorizes the
court to grant an additional continuance not to exceed 21 days if
necessary to conduct a physical or other examination of the recipient
of services, to provide the recipient with a trial by jury, or to
arrange for substitution of counsel. (Replaces the bill's deletion of
authority for additional continuances if agreed to by all parties.)
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0726
Last action date: 00-06-02
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 1
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