MARCH 23, 2007
In re HANNAH E., ) Appeal from the
Alleged to be a person subject to ) Circuit Court of
Involuntary Admission ) Cook County.
(The People of the State of Illinois, ) No. 05 CoMH 3531
Hannah E., ) Honorable
) Robert Bertucci,
Respondent-Appellant). ) Judge Presiding.
PRESIDING JUSTICE FITZGERALD SMITH delivered the opinion of the court:
Respondent, Hannah, E., appeals the circuit court’s granting of the State’s petition for
involuntary admission. Respondent contends that the petition should have been dismissed by the
trial court because the certificate supporting the petition was signed by a psychiatrist who
examined respondent over the telephone and not in person, and that the certificate was invalid
because the person supporting the petition was involved in litigation against respondent. We
On December 22, 2005, the State filed a petition, supported by Mae Wormely, along with
two certificates for respondent’s involuntary admission: one from Dr. Kapoor; and one from Mae
Wormely. On January 6, 2006, the circuit court held an involuntary commitment hearing. At the
hearing the following evidence was presented.