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(405 ILCS 5/3-603)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3-603)
(a) If no physician, qualified examiner, psychiatrist, advanced practice psychiatric nurse, or clinical
is immediately available or it is not possible after a diligent effort to
obtain the certificate provided for in Section 3-602, the respondent may
be detained for examination in a mental health facility upon presentation
of the petition alone pending the obtaining of such a certificate.
(b) In such instance the petition shall conform to the requirements of
Section 3-601 and further specify that:
1. the petitioner believes, as a result of his
personal observation, that the respondent is subject to involuntary admission on an inpatient basis;
2. a diligent effort was made to obtain a certificate;
3. no physician, qualified examiner, psychiatrist, or
clinical psychologist could be found who has examined or could examine the respondent; and
4. a diligent effort has been made to convince the
respondent to appear voluntarily for examination by a physician, qualified examiner, psychiatrist, or clinical psychologist, unless the petitioner reasonably believes that effort would impose a risk of harm to the respondent or others.
(Source: P.A. 101-587, eff. 1-1-20