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(405 ILCS 5/) Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code.

405 ILCS 5/Ch. IV Art. IV

    (405 ILCS 5/Ch. IV Art. IV heading)
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

405 ILCS 5/4-400

    (405 ILCS 5/4-400) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-400)
    Sec. 4-400. (a) A person 18 years of age or older may be admitted on an emergency basis to a facility under this Article if the facility director of the facility determines: (1) that he is a person with an intellectual disability; (2) that he is reasonably expected to inflict serious physical harm upon himself or another in the near future; and (3) that immediate admission is necessary to prevent such harm.
    (b) Persons with a developmental disability under 18 years of age and persons with a developmental disability 18 years of age or over who are under guardianship or who are seeking admission on their own behalf may be admitted for emergency care under Section 4-311.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)

405 ILCS 5/4-401

    (405 ILCS 5/4-401) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-401)
    Sec. 4-401. A petition for emergency admission may be submitted to the facility director of a facility by any interested person 18 years of age or older. The petition shall include a detailed statement of the basis for the assertion that the respondent meets the criteria of Section 4-400 including a description of any act or significant threat supporting the assertion; the name and address of the spouse, parent, guardian, and close relative or, if none, any known friend of the respondent; a statement of the petitioner's relationship to the respondent and interest in the matter; the name, address and phone number of any witness by which the facts asserted may be proved. The petition may be prepared by the facility director of a facility.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

405 ILCS 5/4-402

    (405 ILCS 5/4-402) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-402)
    Sec. 4-402. Examination; certificate.
    (a) No person may be detained at a facility for more than 24 hours pending admission under this Article unless within that time a clinical psychologist, clinical social worker, or physician examines the respondent and certifies that he meets the standard for emergency admission.
    (b) The certificate shall contain the examiner's observations, other factual information relied upon, and a statement as to whether the respondent was advised of his rights under Section 4-503. If no certificate is executed, the respondent shall be released immediately.
(Source: P.A. 87-530.)

405 ILCS 5/4-403

    (405 ILCS 5/4-403) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-403)
    Sec. 4-403. Upon receipt of a petition and certificate prepared pursuant to this Article, a peace officer shall take a respondent into custody and transport him to a developmental disabilities facility.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/4-404

    (405 ILCS 5/4-404) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-404)
    Sec. 4-404. A peace officer may take a person into custody and transport him to a facility when, as a result of his personal observation, the peace officer has reasonable grounds to believe that the person meets the standard for emergency admission. Upon arrival at the facility, the peace officer shall complete a petition for emergency admission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/4-405

    (405 ILCS 5/4-405) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-405)
    Sec. 4-405. When, as a result of personal observation and testimony in open court, any court has reasonable grounds to believe that a person appearing before it meets the standard for emergency admission, the court may enter an order for the temporary detention and examination of such person. The order shall set forth in detail the facts which are the basis for the court's conclusion. The court may order a peace officer to take the person into custody and transport him to a facility. The person may be detained for examination for no more than 24 hours. If a petition and certificate, as provided in this Article, are executed within the 24 hours, the person may be admitted and the provisions of this Article shall apply. If no petition or certificate is executed, the person shall be released.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/4-406

    (405 ILCS 5/4-406) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-406)
    Sec. 4-406. Within 12 hours after admission, the respondent shall be given a copy of the petition and an explanation of his hearing rights under Article VI of this Chapter. Within 24 hours after admission, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, a copy of the petition shall be given personally or mailed to the persons specified in Section 4-206. The respondent shall be allowed to complete no fewer than 2 telephone calls at the time of his admission to such persons as he chooses.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/4-407

    (405 ILCS 5/4-407) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-407)
    Sec. 4-407. (a) Within 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after the respondent's admission under this Article, the facility director of the facility shall file with the court 2 copies of the petition and certificate and proof of service of the petition and the explanation of rights.
    (b) Upon admission under this Article, the respondent shall be evaluated pursuant to the provisions of paragraph (b) of Section 4-300. A report of the evaluation prepared pursuant to Section 4-301 shall be filed with the court not more than 7 days after the admission. Upon receipt of the report, the court shall set a hearing pursuant to Section 4-505 to determine whether the respondent meets the standard for judicial admission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)

405 ILCS 5/4-408

    (405 ILCS 5/4-408) (from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 4-408)
    Sec. 4-408. A respondent admitted on an emergency basis shall receive habilitation appropriate to his condition. However, the respondent shall be informed of his right to refuse medication and if he refuses, medication shall not be given unless it is necessary to prevent the respondent from causing serious harm to himself or others. The facility shall record what habilitation is given to the respondent together with the reasons therefor.
(Source: P.A. 80-1414.)