No. 2--07--0781 Filed: 10-2-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re ANDREW B., Alleged to be a Person ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
Subject to Involuntary Admission ) of Winnebago County.
) No. 07--MH--526
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) Honorable
Petitioner-Appellee, v. Andrew B., ) John H. Young,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE O'MALLEY delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Andrew B., appeals from the trial court's ruling that he be involuntarily admitted
to the Department of Mental Health pursuant to section 3--600 of the Mental Health and
Developmental Disabilities Code (Code) (405 ILCS 5/3--600 (West 2006)). Respondent argues that
the trial court's order should be reversed because the petition to involuntarily admit him was
untimely filed. We affirm the trial court's decision.
Respondent was voluntarily admitted to Singer Mental Heath Center on March 26, 2007. On
May 7, 2007, respondent requested to leave Singer, and a petition seeking respondent's involuntary
admission pursuant to sections 3--403 and 3--404 of the Code (405 ILCS 5/3--403, 3--404 (West
2006)) was prepared and filed with the court the following day. On June 12, 2007, on the State's
motion, the petition was dismissed without prejudice, and the court ordered that respondent be
discharged from Singer. That same day, another petition, seeking emergency admission by
certificate pursuant to section 3--600 of the Code, was prepared, and it was filed the next day. This