IL First District Appellate Court: Involuntary Electroconvulsive Therapy Appeal
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.
Read the full appeal on NYLPI’s website.
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