(325 ILCS 5/11.7)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2061.7)
(a) The Director shall appoint the chairperson and members
of a "State-wide Citizen's Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect" to consult
with and advise the Director. The Committee shall be composed of individuals
of distinction in human services, neonatal medical care, needs and rights
of persons with disabilities, law and community life, broadly representative
of social and economic communities across the State, who shall be appointed
to 3 year staggered terms. The chairperson and members of the Committee
shall serve without compensation, although their travel and per diem expenses
shall be reimbursed in accordance with standard State procedures. Under
procedures adopted by the Committee, it may meet at any time, confer with
any individuals, groups, and agencies; and may issue reports or recommendations
on any aspect of child abuse or neglect it deems appropriate.
(b) The Committee shall advise the Director on setting priorities for
the administration of child abuse prevention, shelters and service programs,
as specified in Section 4a of "An Act creating the Department of Children
and Family Services, codifying its powers and duties, and repealing certain
Acts and Sections herein named", approved June 4, 1963, as amended.
(c) The Committee shall advise the Director on policies and procedures
with respect to the medical neglect of newborns and infants.
(Source: P.A. 99-143, eff. 7-27-15.)