(405 ILCS 5/4-207)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-207)
(a) Six months prior to the eighteenth birthday of a client
who is resident in a facility, the client shall be evaluated by the facility
to determine whether he has the capacity to consent to administrative admission.
If the client does not have such capacity or otherwise requires a guardian,
his parent or another interested person shall be so notified and requested
to file a petition for the appointment of a guardian. If no petition is
filed, the facility director of the facility shall file such a petition.
(b) Six months prior to the eighteenth birthday of a client who is receiving
nonresidential services provided by or under contract with the Department,
the client's parent or another interested person shall be notified by the
facility providing the services or by the Department of the possible need
and procedures for the appointment of a guardian. If such person so requests,
the client shall be evaluated by the facility or the Department for the
purpose of determining whether he requires a guardian and a report of the
evaluation shall be provided to such person. If the report indicates that
the client requires a guardian but no petition is filed by the time the
client reaches 18, the facility or the Department shall file such a petition.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)