(405 ILCS 5/4-701)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-701)
(a) Any client admitted to a developmental disabilities facility
under this Chapter may be
discharged whenever the facility director determines that he is suitable for discharge.
(b) Any client admitted to a facility or program of nonresidential services
upon court order under Article V
of this Chapter or admitted upon court order as a person with an intellectual disability or as mentally
deficient under any prior statute
shall be discharged whenever the facility director determines that he no
longer meets the standard for judicial
admission. When the facility director believes that continued residence
is advisable for such a client, he shall
inform the client and his guardian, if any, that the client may remain at
the facility on administrative
admission status. When a facility director discharges or changes the status
of such client, he shall promptly notify the clerk of the court who shall
note the action in the court record.
(c) When the facility director discharges a client pursuant to subsection
(b) of this Section, he shall promptly notify the State's Attorney of the
county in which the client resided immediately prior to his admission to
a developmental disabilities facility. Upon receipt of such notice, the State's
Attorney may notify such peace officers that he deems appropriate.
(d) The facility director may grant a temporary release to any client
when such release is appropriate and
consistent with the habilitation needs of the client.
(Source: P.A. 98-463, eff. 8-16-13; 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)