(405 ILCS 5/3-503)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-503)
Admission on application of parent or guardian.
(a) Any minor may be admitted to a mental health
facility for inpatient treatment upon application to the facility
director, if the facility director finds that the minor
has a mental illness or emotional disturbance of such severity that
hospitalization is necessary and that the minor is likely to benefit
from inpatient treatment. Except in cases of admission under
Section 3-504, prior to admission, a psychiatrist, clinical social worker, clinical professional counselor, or
clinical psychologist who has personally examined the minor shall state in
writing that the minor meets the standard for admission. The statement shall
set forth in detail the reasons for that conclusion and shall indicate what
alternatives to hospitalization have been explored.
(b) The application may be executed by a parent or guardian or, in
the absence of a parent or guardian, by a person in loco parentis.
Application may be made for a minor who is a youth in care as defined in Section 4d of the Children and Family Services Act by the
Department of Children and Family Services or by the Department of
(Source: P.A. 100-159, eff. 8-18-17.)