91st General Assembly
Summary of HB3548
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MENTAL HEALTH-DECISION MAKER                                               

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the State Employee Indemnification Act, the Mental  Health      
   and  Developmental  Disabilities  Code,  and  the  Mental  Health  and      
   Developmental  Disabilities  Confidentiality  Act.  Eliminates certain      
   references  to  "participating  mental  health  centers",   "qualified      
   certifiers",  and "community service areas".  Grants certain rights to      
   notice to substitute decision makers  who  have  authority  under  the      
   Powers  of  Attorney  for  Health  Care Law or under the Mental Health      
   Treatment Preference  Declaration  Act.   Changes  the  definition  of      
   "psychiatrist"  for  purposes  of  the Mental Health and Developmental      
   Disabilities Code.  Makes numerous changes concerning  the  rights  of      
   recipients  of  mental  health and developmental disabilities services      
   and concerning the admission, transfer, and discharge  procedures  for      
   the mentally ill.  Effective immediately.                                   
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          405 ILCS 5/1-114.2 rep.                                              
          405 ILCS 5/1-114.3 rep.                                              
          405 ILCS 5/1-114.4 rep.                                              
          405 ILCS 5/1-114.5 rep.                                              
          405 ILCS 5/3-601.1 rep.                                              
        Further amends the Mental Health and  Developmental  Disabilities      
   Code.   In  the definition of "substitute decision maker" added by the      
   bill, deletes the reference to "current" possession of  the  authority      
   to   make  decisions.   Repeals  provisions  of  the  Code  concerning      
   definitions  of  "participating  mental  health  center",   "qualified      
   certifier",   "community   service   area",  and  "service  area"  and      
   concerning admission to a State-operated mental health facility  in  a      
   community service area having a participating mental health center.         
        SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.                                                
        In provisions of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities      
   Code concerning the time for holding a court hearing with  respect  to      
   the administration of authorized involuntary treatment, authorizes the      
   court  to  grant  an  additional  continuance not to exceed 21 days if      
   necessary to conduct a physical or other examination of the  recipient      
   of  services,  to  provide  the  recipient with a trial by jury, or to      
   arrange for substitution of counsel. (Replaces the bill's deletion  of      
   authority  for additional continuances if agreed to by all parties.)        
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0726

   Last action date: 00-06-02

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   1


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