With a Declaration for Mental Health Treatment, you name a person whom you trust to make specific mental health treatment decisions for you. This person is called an attorney-in-fact, similar to
an agent but with limited authority. Your attorney-in-fact will have the legal right and responsibility to make limited mental health treatment decisions concerning admission to a mental health
facility (for up to 17 days) and the use psychotropic medication or electroconvulsive treatment.
An agent under a Power of Attorney for Health Care may make all the decisions an attorney-in-fact may and more. A Declaration for Mental Health Treatment is for individuals with specific mental health treatment preferences. It may also be used by those with a mental illness that makes it likely they will not to able to make competent decisions about their mental health treatment in the future.
Lageotakes Law Firm
Thomas Lageotakes, Attorney & CPA
1699 E Woodfield Rd Suite 400
Schaumburg, IL 60173
111 E Jefferson Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Chicago office by appointment only: Coming soon
WESTFIELD, IN, 46074
Phone: 224 324-4400
Phone: 630 753-8035 630 753-8035
From our office in Schaumburg and Naperville, Illinois, we handle matters in areas of DuPage County, Cook county, Will County, and Kane County including Aurora, Barrington, Bartlett, Carol Stream, Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Oak Brook, Roselle, Schaumburg and Streamwood.
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