(405 ILCS 5/3-806)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-806)
Presence at hearing; location.
(a) The respondent shall be present at any hearing held under
this Act unless his attorney waives his right to be present and the court
is satisfied by a clear showing that the respondent's attendance would subject
him to substantial risk of serious physical or emotional harm.
(b) The court shall make reasonable accommodation of any request by the
recipient's attorney concerning the location of the hearing. If the
recipient's attorney advises the court that the recipient refuses to attend,
the hearing may proceed in his or her absence.
(c) No inference may be drawn from the recipient's non-attendance pursuant
to either subsection (a) or (b) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-439, eff. 6-1-96.)