(325 ILCS 5/8.1)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2058.1)
If the Child Protective Service Unit determines after
investigating a report that there is no credible evidence that a child is
abused or neglected, it shall deem the report to be an unfounded report.
However, if it appears that the child or family could benefit from other
social services, the local service may suggest such services, including
services under Section 8.2, for the family's voluntary acceptance or refusal.
If the family declines such services, the Department shall take appropriate
action in keeping with the best interest of the child, including referring a
member of the child's family to a facility licensed by the Department of
Human Services or the Department of
Public Health. For purposes of this Section "child" includes an adult resident as defined in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1446, eff. 8-20-10.)