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210 ILCS 49/3-106
(210 ILCS 49/3-106)
(a) A consumer shall not be given unnecessary drugs. An unnecessary drug is any drug used in an excessive dose, including in duplicative therapy; for excessive duration; without adequate monitoring; without adequate indications for its use; or in the presence of adverse consequences that indicate the drug should be reduced or discontinued. The Department shall adopt, by rule, the standards for unnecessary drugs.
(b-5) Psychotropic medication shall not be prescribed without the informed consent of the consumer, the consumer's guardian, or other authorized representative. "Psychotropic medication" means medication that is used for or listed as used for antipsychotic, antidepressant, antimanic, or antianxiety behavior modification or behavior management purposes in the latest editions of the AMA Drug Evaluations or the Physician's Desk Reference. The Department shall adopt, by rule, a protocol specifying how informed consent for psychotropic medication may be obtained or refused. The protocol shall require, at a minimum, a discussion between the consumer or the consumer's authorized representative and the consumer's physician, a registered pharmacist who is not a dispensing pharmacist for the facility where the consumer lives, or a licensed nurse about the possible risks and benefits of a recommended medication and the use of standardized consent forms designated by the Department. Each form developed by the Department shall (i) be written in plain language, (ii) be able to be downloaded from the Department's official website, (iii) include information specific to the psychotropic medication for which consent is being sought, and (iv) be used for every consumer for whom psychotropic drugs are prescribed. In addition to creating those forms, the Department shall approve the use of any other informed consent forms that meet criteria developed by the Department. In addition to any other penalty prescribed by law, a facility that is found to have violated this subsection, or the federal certification requirement that informed consent be obtained before administering a psychotropic medication, shall thereafter be required to obtain the signatures of 2 licensed health care professionals on every form purporting to give informed consent for the administration of a psychotropic medication, certifying the personal knowledge of each health care professional that the consent was obtained in compliance with the requirements of this subsection.
The requirements of this Section are intended to control in a conflict with the requirements of Sections 2-102 and 2-107.2 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code with respect to the administration of psychotropic medication.
(c) No drug shall be administered except upon the order of a person lawfully authorized to prescribe for and treat mental illness.
(d) All drug orders shall be written, dated, and signed by the person authorized to give such an order. The name, quantity, or specific duration of therapy, dosage, and time or frequency of administration of the drug and the route of administration if other than oral shall be specific.
(e) Verbal orders for drugs and treatment shall be received only by those authorized under Illinois law to do so from their supervising physician. Such orders shall be recorded immediately in the consumer's record by the person receiving the order and shall include the date and time of the order.
(Source: P.A. 101-10, eff. 6-5-19.)