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Public Act 100-0397


 

Public Act 0397 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY



 


 
Public Act 100-0397
 
SB0320 EnrolledLRB100 05105 MJP 15115 b

    AN ACT concerning regulation.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The Child Death Review Team Act is amended by
changing Sections 15 and 45 as follows:
 
    (20 ILCS 515/15)
    Sec. 15. Child death review teams; establishment.
    (a) The Director, in consultation with the Executive
Council, law enforcement, and other professionals who work in
the field of investigating, treating, or preventing child abuse
or neglect in that subregion, shall appoint members to a child
death review team in each of the Department's administrative
subregions of the State outside Cook County and at least one
child death review team in Cook County. The members of a team
shall be appointed for 2-year terms and shall be eligible for
reappointment upon the expiration of the terms. The Director
must fill any vacancy in a team within 60 days after that
vacancy occurs.
    (b) Each child death review team shall consist of at least
one member from each of the following categories:
        (1) Pediatrician or other physician knowledgeable
    about child abuse and neglect.
        (2) Representative of the Department.
        (3) State's attorney or State's attorney's
    representative.
        (4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
        (5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
        (6) Representative of a local health department.
        (7) Representative of a school district or other
    education or child care interests.
        (8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
        (9) Representative of a child welfare agency or child
    advocacy organization.
        (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 Department of Public
    Health.
    Each child death review team may make recommendations to
the Director concerning additional appointments.
    Each child death review team member must have demonstrated
experience and an interest in investigating, treating, or
preventing child abuse or neglect.
    (c) Each child death review team shall select a chairperson
from among its members. The chairperson shall also serve on the
Illinois Child Death Review Teams Executive Council.
    (d) The child death review teams shall be funded under a
separate line item in the Department's annual budget.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08.)
 
    (20 ILCS 515/45)
    Sec. 45. Child Death Investigation Task Force; pilot
program. The Child Death Review Teams Executive Council may,
from funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly to the
Department and provided to the Child Death Review Teams
Executive Council for this purpose, or from funds that may
otherwise be provided for this purpose from other public or
private sources, establish an 18-month pilot program in the
Southern Region of the State, as designated by the Department,
under which a special Child Death Investigation Task Force will
be created by the Child Death Review Teams Executive Council to
develop and implement a plan for the investigation of sudden,
unexpected, or unexplained deaths of children under 18 years of
age occurring within that region. The plan shall include a
protocol to be followed by child death review teams in the
review of child deaths authorized under paragraph (a)(5) of
Section 20 of this Act. The plan must include provisions for
local or State law enforcement agencies, hospitals, or coroners
to promptly notify the Task Force of a death or serious
life-threatening injury to a child, and for the Child Death
Investigation Task Force to review the death and submit a
report containing findings and recommendations to the Child
Death Review Teams Executive Council, the Director, the
Department of Children and Family Services Inspector General,
the appropriate State's Attorney, and the State Representative
and State Senator in whose legislative districts the case
arose. The plan may include coordination with any investigation
conducted under the Children's Advocacy Center Act. By July 1
of each year, By July 1, 2011, the Child Death Review Teams
Executive Council shall submit a report to the Director, the
General Assembly, and the Governor summarizing the results of
the Child Death Investigation Task Force pilot program together
with any recommendations for statewide implementation of a
protocol for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected, or
unexplained child deaths.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08; 96-955, eff. 6-30-10;
96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2018