(20 ILCS 2605/2605-380)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-8)
The Department shall do the following:
(1) Coordinate State participation in a national
central repository for dental records of missing persons and unidentified dead bodies.
(2) Receive and file dental records submitted by
county medical examiners and coroners from unidentified dead bodies and submitted by law enforcement agencies from persons reported missing for more than 30 days.
(3) Provide information from the file on possible
identifications resulting from the comparison of dental records submitted with those records on file, to county medical examiners, coroners, and law enforcement agencies.
(4) Expunge the dental records of those missing
persons who are found, and expunge from the file the dental records of missing persons who are positively identified as a result of comparisons made with this file or the files maintained by other states, territories, insular possessions of the United States, or the United States.
(Source: P.A. 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 91-760, eff. 1-1-01.)