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Public Act 101-0059


Public Act 0059 101ST GENERAL ASSEMBLY



Public Act 101-0059
HB2142 EnrolledLRB101 10701 RLC 55813 b

    AN ACT concerning health.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Mental Health and Developmental
Disabilities Code is amended by changing Section 2-101.1 as
    (405 ILCS 5/2-101.1)
    Sec. 2-101.1. Counseling services; consent; costs.
    (a) Any adult under guardianship may request and receive
counseling services or psychotherapy. The consent of the
guardian shall not be necessary to authorize counseling or
psychotherapy. The adult's guardian shall not be informed,
without the consent of the adult, of such counseling or
psychotherapy unless the counselor or therapist believes such
disclosure is necessary. If the counselor or therapist intends
to disclose the fact of counseling or psychotherapy, the adult
shall be so informed. However, until the consent of the adult's
guardian has been obtained, counseling or psychotherapy
provided to an adult under guardianship shall be limited to not
more than 12 5 sessions, a session lasting not more than 60 45
    (b) The adult's guardian shall not be liable for the costs
of counseling or psychotherapy which is received by the adult
without the consent of the adult's guardian.
(Source: P.A. 97-165, eff. 1-1-12.)
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/12/2019