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In re Bonnie S.

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Involuntary Admission
Citation
Case Number: 
2018 IL App (4th) 170227
Decision Date: 
Monday, December 3, 2018
District: 
4th Dist.
Division/County: 
McLean Co.
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Justice: 
STEIGMANN

After bifurcated hearing, court entered 2 separate orders, finding that Respondent was in need of emergency involuntary admission to Department of Human Services and was subject to involuntary administration of psychotropic medication. Second certificate was filed promptly, under the circumstances, and was not unreasonable and did not prejudice Respondent. State presented sufficient testimony to allow court to make an informed decision, thus substantially complying with purpose of Section 3-810 of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Written notification of nonmedicinal treatments is required only when they are reasonable, viable alternatives. State provided proper written notice of all reasonable alternative treatments to Respondent. Code does not require that specific evidence must be presented as to who is authorized to administer treatment. (KNECHT and DeARMOND, concurring.)