§ 3-403. A voluntary recipient shall be allowed to be discharged from the facility at the
earliest appropriate time, not to exceed 5 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and
holidays, after he gives any treatment staff person written notice of his desire to
be discharged unless he either withdraws the notice in writing or unless within the
5 day period a petition and 2 certificates conforming to the requirements of paragraph
(b) of Section 3-601 and Section 3-602 are filed with the court. Upon receipt of the petition, the court shall order a hearing to be held within
5 days, excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, and to be conducted pursuant to
Article IX of this Chapter. 1 Hospitalization of the recipient may continue pending further order of the court.
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