(405 ILCS 5/3-754)
(a) The respondent shall be permitted to remain in his or her place of residence pending
any examination. The respondent may be accompanied by one or more of his or her relatives or
friends or by his or her attorney to the place of examination. If, however, the respondent refuses
to cooperate with an examination on an outpatient basis, the court may order that the person be
admitted to a mental health facility solely for the purpose of such examination and may order a
peace officer or other person to transport the person there. The examination shall be conducted at
a local mental health facility or hospital or, if possible, in the respondent's own place of
residence. No person may be detained for examination under this Section for more than 24 hours.
The person shall be released upon completion of the examination unless the physician, qualified
examiner or clinical psychologist executes a certificate stating that the person is subject to
involuntary admission on an inpatient basis and in need of immediate hospitalization to protect
such person or others from physical harm and a petition is filed pursuant to Section 3-701. Upon
admission under this Section, treatment may be given pursuant to Section 3-608. If the respondent
is admitted on an inpatient basis, the facility shall proceed pursuant to Article VII.
(b) Whenever a respondent has been transported to a mental health facility for an
examination, the admitting facility shall inquire, upon the respondent's arrival, whether the
respondent wishes any person or persons to be notified of his or her detention at that facility. If
the respondent does wish to have any person or persons notified of his or her detention at the
facility, the facility must promptly make all reasonable attempts to locate the individual identified
by the respondent, or at least 2 individuals identified by the respondent if more than one has been
identified, and notify them of the respondent's detention at the facility for a mandatory
examination pursuant to court order.
(Source: P.A. 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10.)