(405 ILCS 5/3‑300)
(from Ch. 91 1/2, par. 3‑300)
(a) Any person desiring admission to a mental health facility
for treatment of a mental illness may be admitted upon his request without
making formal application therefor if, after examination, the facility director
considers that person clinically suitable for admission upon an informal
(b) Each recipient admitted under this Section shall be informed in writing
and orally at the time of admission of his right to be discharged from the
facility at any time during the normal daily day‑shift hours of operation,
which shall include but need not be limited to 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Such right to
be discharged shall commence with the first
day‑shift hours of operation after his admission.
(c) If the facility director decides to admit a person as a voluntary
recipient, he shall state in the recipient's record the reason why informal
admission is not suitable.
(Source: P.A. 91‑726, eff. 6‑2‑00.)