IL First District Appellate Court Grants NYLPI’s Motion to Submit an Amicus Brief Decrying Involuntary Electroconvulsive TherapyJuly 14, 2022
The Cook County Circuit Court (Chicago) ordered involuntary ECT (June 8, 2022), the First District appellate court stayed the order (June 17, 2022), and Mr. F. has had no ECT to date.
This appeal involves the right to bodily autonomy, the right to personal decision-making, and the right to substituted judgment – application of one’s express wishes when considered competent – if currently lacking decisional capacity. The appeal was granted on July 14, 2022. NYLPI is grateful for the extensive pro bono work of Patterson Belknap in this matter.
Read the full appeal written by NYLPI on our website.
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