(55 ILCS 5/3-15016)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-15016)
Liability for expenses.
The County Board may require
convicted persons confined in a facility of the Department to reimburse the
county for the expenses incurred by their confinement to the extent of
their ability to pay for such expenses. The State's attorney of the county
in which the facility is located, if authorized by the County Board, may
institute civil actions to recover from such convicted confined persons the
expenses incurred by their confinement. Such expenses recovered shall be
paid into the county treasury.
An arresting authority shall be responsible for any incurred medical
expenses relating to the arrestee until such time as the arrestee is placed
in the custody of the sheriff. However, the arresting authority shall not
be so responsible if the arrest was made pursuant to a request by the Sheriff.
For the purposes of this Section, "arresting authority" means a unit of
local government, other than a county, which employs peace officers and
whose peace officers have made the arrest of a person.
For the purposes of this Section, "medical expenses relating to the
arrestee" means only those expenses incurred for medical care or treatment
provided to an arrestee on account of an injury suffered by the arrestee
during the course of his arrest; the term does not include any expenses
incurred for medical care or treatment provided to an arrestee on account
of a health condition of the arrestee which existed prior to the time of
(Source: P.A. 86-962; 86-1028.)