In re: Angela A.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 120786
Decision Date: 
September 5, 2013
District: 
4th Dist
Division/County: 
Sangamon Co.
Justice: 
APPLETON
Holding: 
Reversed.
Court found Respondent subject to involuntary hospitalization and involuntary administration of psychotropic medication. Respondent had an absolute right to an independent examination by a physician of her choice. Court erred in denying Respondent's motion for independent examination, pursuant to Section 3-804 of Mental Health Code, without determining whether Respondent was able to obtain an examination before it proceeded to hearing on State's petition. (KNECHT and TURNER, concurring.)