In re: David M.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Involuntary Administration of Medication
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (4th) 121004
Decision Date: 
Monday, August 5, 2013
4th Dist
Adams Co.
Affirmed in part and reversed in part.
Court found Respondent subject to involuntary admission and ordered him hospitalized for up to 90 days, and authorized hospital staff to administer psychotropic medication to him for up to 90 days. Evidence, including uncontradicted testimony of State's medical expert, was sufficient for involuntary commitment order. Respondent did not receive timely notice of petition to administer psychotropic medication, and court failed to conduct separate hearing on that petition. Mental Health Code requires delivery of involuntary treatment petition to a respondent or his attorney at least 3 days prior to hearing, and requires hearing on involuntary treatment to be held separate from hearing on involuntary admission. (STEIGMANN and HOLDER WHITE, concurring.)