(405 ILCS 5/4-611)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-611)
(a) An order for admission to a developmental disabilities
facility or to a program of nonresidential habilitation shall be for a period
not to exceed 180 days. Prior to the expiration of the order, if the facility
director of the facility or program believes that the client continues to
meet the standard for judicial admission, a new petition and certificate
may be filed with the court. In the event that a new petition is filed,
the facility director of the facility shall file with the court a current
habilitation plan which includes an evaluation of the respondent's progress
and the extent to which he is benefiting from habilitation. If no petition
is filed prior to expiration of the order, the client shall be discharged.
Following a hearing on the petition, the court may order an additional 180
day period of admission to a facility or to a program of nonresidential
habilitation only if the client continues to meet the standard for judicial admission.
(b) Additional 180 day periods of judicial admission may be sought pursuant
to the procedures set out in this Section for so long as the client continues
to meet the standard for judicial admission. The provisions of this Article
which apply whenever an initial order is
sought shall apply whenever an additional period of admission is sought.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)