IL SB0025 | 2019-2020 | 101st General Assembly


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Democrat 3-0)
Status: Introduced on January 9 2019 - 25% progression
Action: 2019-01-29 - Added as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
Pending: Senate Judiciary Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [HTML]


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.

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2019-01-29SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Melinda Bush
2019-01-23SenateAssigned to Judiciary
2019-01-10SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael E. Hastings
2019-01-09SenateReferred to Assignments
2019-01-09SenateFirst Reading
2019-01-09SenatePrefiled with Secretary by Sen. Julie A. Morrison

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