(20 ILCS 2605/2605-40)
(was 20 ILCS 2605/55a-4)
Division of Forensic Services.
The Division of
Forensic Services shall exercise the following functions:
(1) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by
law in the Department by the Criminal Identification Act.
(2) Exercise the rights, powers, and duties vested by
law in the Department by Section 2605-300 of this Law.
(3) Provide assistance to local law enforcement
agencies through training, management, and consultant services.
(5) Exercise other duties that may be assigned by the
Director in order to fulfill the responsibilities and achieve the purposes of the Department.
(6) Establish and operate a forensic science
laboratory system, including a forensic toxicological laboratory service, for the purpose of testing specimens submitted by coroners and other law enforcement officers in their efforts to determine whether alcohol, drugs, or poisonous or other toxic substances have been involved in deaths, accidents, or illness. Forensic toxicological laboratories shall be established in Springfield, Chicago, and elsewhere in the State as needed.
(6.5) Establish administrative rules in order to set
forth standardized requirements for the disclosure of toxicology results and other relevant documents related to a toxicological analysis. These administrative rules are to be adopted to produce uniform and sufficient information to allow a proper, well-informed determination of the admissibility of toxicology evidence and to ensure that this evidence is presented competently. These administrative rules are designed to provide a minimum standard for compliance of toxicology evidence and is not intended to limit the production and discovery of material information. These administrative rules shall be submitted by the Department of State Police into the rulemaking process under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act on or before June 30, 2017.
(7) Subject to specific appropriations made for these
purposes, establish and coordinate a system for providing accurate and expedited forensic science and other investigative and laboratory services to local law enforcement agencies and local State's Attorneys in aid of the investigation and trial of capital cases.
(Source: P.A. 99-801, eff. 1-1-17