No. 2--07--0610 Filed: 11-19-08
APPELLATE COURT OF ILLINOIS
In re JONATHAN P., Alleged to be a ) Appeal from the Circuit Court
Person Subject to Involuntary Treatment ) of Kane County.
) No. 07--MH--32
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) Honorable
Petitioner-Appellee, v. Jonathan P., ) James C. Hallock,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge, Presiding.
JUSTICE HUTCHINSON delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Jonathan P., appeals from the trial court's order authorizing the involuntary
administration of psychotropic medication to respondent for up to 90 days pursuant to section
2--107.1 of the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Code (the Code) (405 ILCS 5/2--107.1
(West 2006)). Respondent argues that the order should be reversed because it is unsupported by the
evidence and legally invalid. We reverse.
In the State's petition for involuntary treatment, Dr. Farzana Husain requested to administer
four primary psychotropic medications and two alternative medications. Specifically, Husain
petitioned to administer ziprasidone, orally (80 to 160 mg per day), ziprasidone, intramuscularly (10
to 30 mg per day), clonazepam (2 to 4 mg per day), and valproic acid (1,000 to 2,000 mg per day).
Because the petition listed ziprasidone in pill form and in injectable form separately, we will treat oral
ziprasidone and injectable ziprasidone as separate medications for purposes of this decision. The