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Legal Statutes: Illinois

UPDATED September 19, 2017

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Article II. Orders of Protection

back to top60/201. Sec. 201. Persons protected by this Act

(a) The following persons are protected by this Act:
(i) any person abused by a family or household member;
(ii) any high-risk adult with disabilities who is abused, neglected, or exploited by a family or household member;
(iii) any minor child or dependent adult in the care of such person; and
(iv) any person residing or employed at a private home or public shelter which is housing an abused family or household member.
(b) A petition for an order of protection may be filed only: (i) by a person who has been abused by a family or household member or by any person on behalf of a minor child or an adult who has been abused by a family or household member and who, because of age, health, disability, or inaccessibility, cannot file the petition, or (ii) by any person on behalf of a high-risk adult with disabilities who has been abused, neglected, or exploited by a family or household member. However, any petition properly filed under this Act may seek protection for any additional persons protected by this Act.
HISTORY:
P.A. 84-1305, Art. II, § 201, eff. Aug. 21, 1986. Amended by P.A. 86- 542, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1990; P.A. 87-1186, § 3, eff. Jan. 1, 1993