|Public Act 094-0941
||LRB094 19160 DRJ 54692 b
AN ACT concerning children.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act is
amended by changing Sections 10 and 60 as follows:
(325 ILCS 2/10)
In this Act:
"Abandon" has the same meaning as in the Abused and
Child Reporting Act.
"Abused child" has the same meaning as in the Abused and
Child Reporting Act.
"Child-placing agency" means a licensed public or private
that receives a child for the purpose of placing or
for the placement of the child in a foster family
other facility for child care, apart from the custody
of the child's
"Department" or "DCFS" means the Illinois Department of
"Emergency medical facility" means a freestanding
emergency center or
trauma center, as defined in the Emergency
Medical Services (EMS) Systems
"Emergency medical professional" includes licensed
physicians, and any
emergency medical technician-basic,
technician-intermediate, emergency medical
trauma nurse specialist, and
pre-hospital RN, as defined in the
Emergency Medical Services
(EMS) Systems Act.
"Fire station" means a fire station within the State that
with at least one full-time emergency medical
"Hospital" has the same meaning as in the Hospital
"Legal custody" means the relationship created by a court
the best interest of a newborn infant that imposes on
the infant's custodian
the responsibility of physical
possession of the infant, the duty to
protect, train, and
discipline the infant, and the duty to provide the infant
shelter, education, and medical care, except as these are
parental rights and responsibilities.
"Neglected child" has the same meaning as in the Abused and
Neglected Child Reporting Act.
"Newborn infant" means a child who a licensed physician
old or less at the time
the child is
initially relinquished to a hospital, police
station, fire station, or
medical facility, and who
is not an abused or a neglected child.
"Police station" means a municipal police station or a
"Relinquish" means to bring a newborn infant, who a
licensed physician reasonably believes is
to a hospital, police station, fire station, or
emergency medical facility
to leave the infant with
personnel of the facility, if the person leaving the
does not express an intent to return for the
infant or states
that he or she will not return for the infant.
In the case of a
mother who gives birth to an infant in a hospital,
act of leaving that newborn infant at the
hospital (i) without
expressing an intent to return for the infant or (ii)
that she will not return for the infant is not a
"Temporary protective custody" means the temporary
a newborn infant within a hospital or other
medical facility out of the
custody of the infant's parent.
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01;
93-820, eff. 7-27-04
(325 ILCS 2/60)
The Department must
public information program to promote safe
placement alternatives for newborn
infants. The public
information program must inform the public of the
(1) The relinquishment alternative provided for in
Act, which results in the adoption of a newborn infant
provides for the
anonymity, if the parent so chooses.
(2) The alternative of adoption
through a public or
private agency, in which the parent's identity may or may
not be known to the agency, but is kept anonymous from the
adoptive parents, if
the birth parent so desires, and which
allows the parent to be actively
involved in the child's
The public information program may include, but
limited to, the
(i) Educational and informational materials in print,
electronic or other media.
(ii) Establishment of a web site.
(iii) Public service announcements and advertisements.
(iv) Establishment of toll-free
(Source: P.A. 92-408, eff. 8-17-01; 92-432, eff. 8-17-01
This Act takes effect upon