(20 ILCS 301/25-15)
(a) An alcohol or other drug impaired person who may be a danger to himself or herself or to others may voluntarily come to a treatment facility with available capacity for withdrawal management. An alcohol or other drug impaired person may also be assisted to his or her home, a
treatment facility with available capacity for withdrawal management, or other health facility either directly by the police or
through an intermediary person.
(b) A person who appears to be unconscious or in immediate need of
emergency medical services while in a public place and who shows symptoms of
alcohol or other drug impairment may be
taken into protective custody by the police and forthwith brought to an
emergency medical service. A person who shows symptoms of alcohol or other drug impairment in a public place may be taken into custody and forthwith brought to a facility
with available capacity for withdrawal management. The police in detaining the person shall take
him or her into protective custody only, which shall not constitute an arrest. No
entry or other record shall be made to indicate that the person has been
arrested or charged with a crime. The detaining officer may take reasonable
steps to protect himself or herself from harm.
(Source: P.A. 100-759, eff. 1-1-19