(405 ILCS 5/3-205.5)
Examination and social investigation.
When any person is
first presented for admission to a mental health facility under Chapter III of
this Code, within 72 hours thereafter, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and
holidays, the facility shall provide or arrange for a comprehensive physical
examination, mental examination, and social investigation of that person. The
examinations and social investigation shall be used to determine whether some
program other than hospitalization will meet the needs of the person, with
preference being given to care or treatment that will enable the person to
return to his or her own home or community.
(Source: P.A. 91-726, eff. 6-2-00.)