(755 ILCS 43/25)
Operation of declaration.
A declaration becomes operative when
it is delivered to the principal's attending physician and remains valid until
revoked or expired. The attending physician shall act in accordance with an
operative declaration when the principal has been found to be incapable. The
attending physician shall continue to obtain the principal's informed consent
to all mental health treatment decisions if the principal is capable of
providing informed consent or refusal.
(Source: P.A. 89-439, eff. 6-1-96.)