(405 ILCS 5/4-705)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-705)
Petition for discharge; examination.
(a) At any time a person admitted by court order under Article
V of this Chapter or under any prior statute or any person 18 years of age
or older on his behalf may file a petition for discharge with the court.
(b) The petition shall set forth: (1) the name of the client; (2) the
events that precipitated the admission and the date of the admission order;
and (3) a request for discharge and the reasons for the request. The
petition shall be accompanied by the certificate of a clinical
psychologist, clinical social worker, or physician stating that the client
no longer meets the standard for judicial admission and specifying the
reasons for that conclusion.
(c) If the petition is not accompanied by a certificate, the court shall
appoint a clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, or
physician to examine the client. If the clinical psychologist, clinical
social worker, or physician determines that the client does not meet the
standard for judicial admission, he shall execute a certificate so stating.
The client is also entitled to an independent examination pursuant to
(Source: P.A. 87-530.)