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In re Linda B.

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Involuntary Admission
Citation
Case Number: 
2017 IL 119392
Decision Date: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co.
Holding: 
Appellate court affirmed.
Justice: 
KARMEIER

Hospital's mental health facility director filed petition for involuntary admission of Respondent. Psychiatrist testified at hearing that Respondent's hospitalization began when she was admitted to a medical floor, where she was also "treated psychiatrically". A facility, or section thereof, capable of providing mental health services, that does provide the individual mental health services, is a mental health facility. Respondent has not shown that her physical entry into the facility, and her initial treatment there, were involuntary. Thus, she did not show that error occurred, that petition for involuntary commitment was not timely filed. (FREEMAN, THOMAS, KILBRIDE, GARMAN, BURKE, and THEIS, concurring.)