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2022 Articles

Appellate Court Clarifies Minor’s Right to Confidentiality By Joseph T. Monahan & Melissa Ludington May 2022 The appellate court answered a number of decades-long questions about mental health records concerning minors in In re Marriage of Wendy W. and James W.
Appellate Update By Andreas Liewald April 2022 A summary and analysis of Gibbons v. OSF Healthcare System.
Appellate Update: Marcus Appeals Trigger Call to Action By Andreas Liewald May 2022 The opinions in In re Marcus highlight important issues involving respondent’s civil and procedural rights in mental health proceedings, which far too often have been neglected.
Can Illinois Courts Compel Hospitals and Doctors to Provide Medical Care? Lessons From Recent Cases Using Ivermectin for COVID-19 Patients By Joseph T. Monahan April 2022 Courts are often called upon to decide emergency questions for persons who lack capacity to make their own medical decisions.
Changing of the Guard August 2022 Incoming Mental Health Law Section Council Chair Jennifer Hansen presented a plaque to outgoing chair, Bruce Jefferson, in appreciation of his leadership during the 2021-22 bar year.
Editor’s Note By Sandra M. Blake May 2022 An introduction to the issue from the editor.
Editor’s Note By Sandra M. Blake April 2022 An introduction to the issue from the editor.
Meet the Chair August 2022 A spotlight on the 2022-23 chair of ISBA's Mental Health Law Section Council, Jennifer L. Hansen.
Mental Health Task Force Continues Its Work By Nancy Hablutzel April 2022 A brief overview of the Mental Health Task Force's work.
Mirror Image Therapy Shows Promise Relating to Phantom Limb Pain By Sharon L. Genalen August 2022 Mirror image therapy has gained more attention in recent years.
Scott A. Block Named AOIC Statewide Behavioral Health Administrator August 2022 Scott A. Block was recently appointed as the first Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts statewide behavioral health administrator.