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(730 ILCS 195/15)
Mortality review teams; establishment.
(a) Upon the occurrence of the death of any youth in the Department's custody, the Director shall appoint members and a chairperson to a mortality review team. The Director shall make the appointments within 30 days after the youth's death.
(b) Each mortality review team shall consist of at least one member from each of the following categories:
(1) Pediatrician or other physician.
(2) Representative of the Department.
(3) State's Attorney or State's Attorney
(4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
(5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
(6) Representative of a local health department.
(7) Designee of the Board of Education of the
Department of Juvenile Justice School District created under Section 13-40 of the School Code.
(8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
(9) Representative of a juvenile justice advocacy
(10) Representative of a local hospital, trauma
center, or provider of emergency medical services.
(11) Representative of the Department of State Police.
(12) Representative of the Office of the Governor's
Executive Inspector General.
A mortality review team may make recommendations to the Director concerning additional appointments.
(c) Each mortality review team member must have demonstrated experience or an interest in welfare of youth in State custody.
(d) The mortality review teams shall be funded in the Department's annual budget to provide for the travel expenses of team members and professional services engaged by the team.
(e) If a death of a youth in the Department's custody occurs while a prior youth death is under review by a team pursuant to this Act, the Director may request that the team review the subsequent death.
(f) Upon the conclusion of all reporting required under Sections 20, 25, and 30 with respect to a death reviewed by a team, all appointments to the team shall expire.
(Source: P.A. 96-1378, eff. 7-29-10.)