(405 ILCS 5/3-801)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-801)
A respondent may request admission as an informal or voluntary
recipient at any time prior to an adjudication that he is subject to
involuntary admission on an inpatient or outpatient basis.
The facility director shall approve such a request unless the facility
that the respondent lacks the capacity to consent to informal or voluntary
that informal or voluntary admission is clinically inappropriate. The director
find that voluntary admission is clinically inappropriate in the absence of a
history of the respondent's illness and treatment demonstrating that the
unlikely to continue to receive needed treatment following release from
voluntary admission and that an order for involuntary admission on an outpatient basis is
necessary in order to ensure continuity of
treatment outside a mental health facility.
If the facility director approves such a request, the
petitioner shall be notified of the request and of his or her right to object thereto, if the petitioner has requested such notification on that individual recipient. The court may dismiss the pending proceedings, but shall consider any objection made by the petitioner, the respondent, or the State's Attorney and may require proof that such
dismissal is in the best interest of the respondent and of the public.
If voluntary admission is accepted and the petition is dismissed by the court, notice shall be provided to the petitioner, orally and in writing, of his or her right to receive notice of the recipient's discharge pursuant to Section 3-902(d).
(Source: P.A. 96-570, eff. 1-1-10; 96-1399, eff. 7-29-10; 96-1453, eff. 8-20-10; 97-375, eff. 8-15-11.)