Bill Status of HB4126 100th General Assembly
Short Description: DNA SPECIMENS-SUBMISSION
Rep. Mary E. Flowers
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Hospital Licensing Act and the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that each licensed hospital shall designate patient-care areas under rules adopted by the Department of Public Health. These areas shall include examination and operating rooms and out-patient care areas of the hospital. Provides that each licensed hospital shall post a sign of a type and size specified by the Department of Public Health in a conspicuous place at the entrance of each patient-care area of the hospital stating that peace officers may not enter the area without the knowing consent of the health supervisor or a valid search warrant. Provides that each hospital shall designate one of its staff as a health supervisor. Provides that the health supervisor shall be the person designated by the hospital to communicate and interact with peace officers including about the treatment and care being provided at the hospital to a person in the peace officer's custody who is being treated at the hospital. Provides that the health supervisor shall be a hospital administrator or other person in charge of supervising nurses at the hospital but who is not providing treatment to patients. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections and the Sex Offender Registration Act. Deletes provisions that require DNA submissions of persons charged with certain offenses and of each registered sex offender to the Department of State Police for DNA analysis. Deletes provisions that the detention, arrest, or conviction of a person based upon a database match or database information is not invalidated if it is determined that the specimen was obtained or placed in the database by mistake.