Rep. David A. Welter

Filed: 4/23/2018





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2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4607 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4    "Section 5. The Criminal Code of 2012 is amended by adding
5Section 10-11 as follows:
6    (720 ILCS 5/10-11 new)
7    Sec. 10-11. Transporting persons under 18 years of age to
8another state for emergency treatment.
9    (a) In this Section:
10        "Child" means a person under 18 years of age.
11        "Person responsible for the child's welfare" has the
12    meaning ascribed to it in Section 3 of the Abused and
13    Neglected Child Reporting Act.
14    (b) A person responsible for the child's welfare may not be
15criminally or civilly liable for a violation of this Article
16when the person responsible for the child's welfare transports



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1a child to another state for medical care or treatment if the
2person responsible for the child's welfare reasonably believes
4        (1) the child needs emergency medical care or treatment
5    because of injury or illness;
6        (2) the nearest healthcare facility that is capable of
7    rendering sufficient medical care or treatment for that
8    child's emergency medical condition is not in this State;
9    and
10        (3) failure to transport the child to another state
11    will risk further illness or injury to the child.
12    (c) The Department of Children and Family Services may not
13place a child described in this Section in its custody or
14foster care on the basis that the child is transported to
15another state under circumstances described in subsection