NO. 4-06-0780 Filed 5/11/07
IN THE APPELLATE COURT
In re: DOROTHY J.N., a Person Found
Subject to Involuntary Admission of
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS,
Circuit Court of
George H. Ray,
JUSTICE McCULLOUGH delivered the opinion of the court:
On September 8, 2006, the trial court entered an order,
authorizing the involuntary treatment of respondent, Dorothy J.N.
Respondent appeals, arguing (1) the court's decision was against
the manifest weight of the evidence and (2) the court's order
failed to comply with the Mental Health and Developmental Dis-abilities
Code (Mental Health Code) (405 ILCS 5/1-100 through 6-
107 (West 2004)) because it forced the administration of a non-psychotropic
medication. We reverse.
On August 23, 2006, a petition was filed for the
authorized involuntary treatment of respondent, alleging she was
mentally ill, refused to submit to treatment by psychotropic
medication, and lacked the capacity to give informed consent. An
order from the trial court was sought, authorizing the involun-tary
treatment of respondent in the form of psychotropic medica-tion.
Prolixin was requested as the first choice of medication