In re Tiffany W.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2012 IL App (1st) 102492-B
Decision Date: 
September 21, 2012
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.,6th Div.
Justice: 
HALL
Holding: 
Reversed.
(Court opinion corrected 10/2/12.) Failure to provide Respondent with written information as to alternative treatment requires reversal of order for involuntary administration of psychotropic medication. Procedural safeguards of Mental Health Code are not mere technicalities but essential tools to protect a respondent's liberty interests. Absent compliance with Section 2-102(a-5) of Code, State failed to prove by clear and convincing evidence that Respondent lacked capacity to make a reasoned decision about proposed treatment. (HOFFMAN and ROCHFORD, concurring.)