(20 ILCS 2310/2310-236)
Form of coroner's report; sudden unexpected infant death and sudden infant death syndrome.
(a) The Department shall develop and require the use of a form by coroners in the case of a death of an infant in which the cause of death is sudden unexpected infant death or sudden infant death syndrome. The form shall contain, at minimum, the following information to be recorded after a preliminary investigation:
(1) The date and time of death.
(2) The county of occurrence and the county of the
(3) Relevant demographic details regarding the
infant, such as date of birth and gender.
(4) Relevant demographic details regarding the
parents or caretaker of the infant.
(5) Relevant details regarding the circumstances of
the death, including, but not limited to, who found the infant, where, and what they did.
(6) Relevant details concerning where the infant was
placed, by whom, and in what position.
(7) Any additional relevant details concerning the
sleep environment that the infant was placed in and what environmental factors were present, to the extent that those factors are ascertainable.
(8) Relevant details concerning health hazards
present in the sleep environment, to the extent that those health hazards are ascertainable.
(9) Relevant details concerning the infant's medical
history and previous medical issues.
(10) Other information the Department may determine
to be relevant and conducive to understanding and recording the circumstances of the infant's death.
(b) The Department shall publish current information concerning sudden unexpected infant death and sudden infant death syndrome.
(c) At least once every 5 years, the Department shall review the form and determine whether updates need to be made for effectiveness and relevancy.
(Source: P.A. 101-338, eff. 1-1-20