(410 ILCS 70/6.4)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 87-6.4)
Sexual assault evidence collection program.
(a) There is created a statewide sexual assault evidence collection program
to facilitate the prosecution of persons accused of sexual assault. This
program shall be administered by the Illinois
State Police. The program shall
consist of the following: (1) distribution of sexual assault evidence
collection kits which have been approved by the Illinois
State Police to hospitals and approved pediatric health care facilities that request them, or arranging for
such distribution by the manufacturer of the kits, (2) collection of the kits
from hospitals and approved pediatric health care facilities after the kits have been used to collect
evidence, (3) analysis of the collected evidence and conducting of laboratory
tests, (4) maintaining the chain of custody and safekeeping of the evidence
for use in a legal proceeding, and (5) the comparison of the collected evidence with the genetic marker grouping analysis information maintained by the Department of State Police under Section 5-4-3 of the Unified Code of Corrections and with the information contained in the Federal Bureau of Investigation's National DNA database; provided the amount and quality of genetic marker grouping results obtained from the evidence in the sexual assault case meets the requirements of both the Department of State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation's Combined DNA Index System (CODIS) policies. The standardized evidence collection kit for
the State of Illinois shall be the Illinois State Police Sexual Assault Evidence Kit and shall include a written consent form authorizing law enforcement to test the sexual assault evidence and to provide law enforcement with details of the sexual assault.
(b) The Illinois State Police shall administer a program to train hospital and approved pediatric health care facility personnel participating in the sexual assault evidence collection
program, in the correct use and application of the sexual assault evidence
collection kits. The Department
cooperate with the Illinois State Police in this
program as it pertains to medical aspects of the evidence collection.
(Source: P.A. 99-801, eff. 1-1-17; 100-775, eff. 1-1-19