Mental health is a serious matter that needs to be handled with care, empathy, and urgency. Our Downers Grove mental health attorneys understand the difficulties that come with mental health matters and are here to help you and your family with special needs, guardianship, elder law, and other mental health concerns.
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Downers Grove Mental Health Attorneys
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Kevin O'Flaherty oversees all legal matters and is actively involved in making sure every client's case, big or small, is handled with excellence and attention to detail. He is available to contact through phone and email and his rates are available upon request.
Our Downers Grove mental health lawyers are here to make sure you know what rights mental health patients have in Illinois. In this article, we cover the major rights that mental health patients may exercise.
In short, the Illinois Mental Health and Developmental Disability Act outlines the rights mental health treatment recipients have. Among many other rights, patients have the right to receive appropriate care without abuse or neglect in the least restrictive way possible, uncensored private communication (under most circumstances), own person belongings, and refuse treatment.
Our Downers Grove mental health legal team is here to help you understand what an emergency involuntary commitment entails under Illinois law.
If a mental health condition poses an immediate threat of harm, a petitioner may file a petition in an Illinois court seeking protection for themselves and/or a loved one. Based on this petition, the court may decide to enact an emergency involuntary commitment with the help of local authorities.