PARKER-OBAMA-SMITH-MUNOZ-JONES,W AND TROTTER.
DISABLED ADULT ABUSE
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Domestic Abuse of Disabled Adults Intervention Act.
Changes the title to the Abuse of Adults with Disabilities
Intervention Act. Defines "adult with disabilities" as a person aged
18 through 59 residing in a domestic living situation whose disability
prevents the person from getting protection from abuse, neglect, or
exploitation. Includes harassment, interference with personal
liberty, and intimidation within the provisions of the Act. Mandates
certain reporting of abuse. Deletes a provision conditioning the
Act's implementation on appropriated funds. Amends the Mental Health
and Developmental Disabilities Administrative Act to change a title
reference. Amends the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility
Residents Reporting Act to mandate that the Inspector General keep a
public registry of certain employees who have abused the
developmentally disabled. Amends the Unified Code of Corrections to
include offenses against the mentally disabled within the provisions
concerning factors in aggravation. Makes other changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
210 ILCS 30/6.2
730 ILCS 5/5-5-3.2
Further amends the Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
Administrative Act to delete the provisions conditioning the services
for abused adults on available appropriated funds. In the amendatory
provisions of the Domestic Abuse of Disabled Adults Intervention Act,
provides that an Adults with Disabilities Abuse Project may seek for
an allegedly abused disabled adult the appointment of a guardian for
services and decision-making. Provides that a Project may request a
court order through an agency for appropriate remedies (now an order
of protection under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986) for an
allegedly abused disabled adult. Deletes the amendatory changes to
the Abused and Neglected Long Term Care Facility Residents Reporting
Act and the Unified Code of Corrections. Makes technical changes.
SENATE AMENDMENT NO. 2.
In the amendatory provisions of the Domestic Abuse of Disabled
Adults Intervention Act, changes the definitions of "abuse", "domestic
living situation", "family or household members", and "neglect".
Deletes the provisions concerning mandated reporters and willful
deprivation. Deletes the provisions making a person liable for
damages for intentionally or negligently failing to report abuse,
neglect, or exploitation or who intentionally makes a false report.
Provides that if a guardian refuses assessment of the adult with
disabilities, the Adults with Disabilities Abuse Project may seek
directly or through another agency a court order seeking appropriate
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes the provisions mandating that a reporter or person
conducting an assessment testify in any judicial or administrative
proceeding and that no evidence may be excluded due to a common law or
statutory privilege between the alleged abuser or disabled adult and
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends adding an effective date of July 1, 2000.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 91-0671
Last action date: 99-12-22
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 2
END OF INQUIRY
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