No. 2--07--0379 Filed: 4-16-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re LISA P., Alleged to be a Person ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
Subject to Involuntary Treatment ) of Kane County.
) No. 06--MH--146
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) Honorable
Petitioner-Appellee, v. Lisa P., ) James C. Hallock,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE HUTCHINSON delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Lisa P., was found unfit to stand trial on a felony charge not specified in the
record. She was transferred to the Elgin Mental Health Center (EMHC), where Dr. Mirella Susnjar
treated her. Dr. Susnjar subsequently petitioned to involuntarily administer psychotropic medication
to respondent pursuant to section 2--107.1 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code
(Code) (405 ILCS 5/2--107.1 (West 2006)). The trial court granted the petition, and respondent
appealed. On appeal, respondent contends that the State failed to prove that she is a person subject
to the involuntary administration of psychotropic medication. We affirm.
The hearing on the petition to involuntarily administer psychotropic medication to respondent
took place on February 16, 2007. At that hearing, Dr. Susnjar testified that respondent was admitted
to the EMHC on August 31, 2006. When respondent was admitted, she could not accept that she
had been put in jail and sent to the EMHC for treatment. Respondent rambled on incoherently about