(20 ILCS 3955/2)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 702)
As used in this Act, unless the context requires otherwise:
(a) "Authority" means a Human Rights Authority.
(b) "Commission" means the Guardianship and Advocacy Commission.
(c) "Director" means the Director of the Guardianship and
(d) "Guardian" means a court appointed guardian or conservator.
(e) "Services" includes but is not limited to examination, diagnosis,
evaluation, treatment, care, training, psychotherapy, pharmaceuticals,
after-care, habilitation, and rehabilitation provided for an eligible
(f) "Person" means an individual, corporation, partnership, association,
unincorporated organization, or a government or any subdivision, agency,
or instrumentality thereof.
(g) "Eligible persons" means individuals who have received, are receiving,
have requested, or may be in need of mental health services, or are "persons
with a developmental disability" as defined in the federal Developmental
Disabilities Services and Facilities Construction Act (Public Law 94-103,
Title II), as now or hereafter amended, or "persons with disabilities" as defined in
the Rehabilitation of Persons with Disabilities Act.
(h) "Rights" includes but is not limited to all rights, benefits, and
privileges guaranteed by law, the Constitution of the State of Illinois,
and the Constitution of the United States.
(i) "Legal Advocacy Service attorney" means an attorney
employed by or under contract with the Legal Advocacy Service.
(j) "Service provider" means any public or private facility, center,
hospital, clinic, program, or any other person devoted in whole or in part
to providing services to eligible persons.
(k) "State Guardian" means the Office of State Guardian.
(l) "Ward" means a ward as defined by the Probate Act of
1975, as now or hereafter amended, who is at
least 18 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)