Comments: IL SB0025 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly

Bill Title: Amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code. Provides that as soon as possible but not later than 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, after emergency admission of a respondent to a mental health facility on an inpatient basis, the respondent shall be personally examined (rather than examined) by a psychiatrist. Provides that for the purpose of this provision, a personal examination includes an examination performed in real time (synchronous examination) via an Interactive Telecommunication System as defined in the Illinois Administrative Code.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 52-0)

Status: (Passed) 2019-06-13 - Added as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon [SB0025 Detail]

Text: Latest bill text (Chaptered) [HTML]

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