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Full Text of SB1342  98th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning criminal law.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality
5Review Team Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6    (730 ILCS 195/15)
7    Sec. 15. Mortality review teams; establishment.
8    (a) Upon the occurrence of the death of any youth in the
9Department's custody, the Director shall appoint members and a
10chairperson to a mortality review team. The Director shall make
11the appointments within 30 days after the youth's death.
12    (b) Each mortality review team shall consist of at least
13one member from each of the following categories:
14        (1) Pediatrician or other physician.
15        (2) Representative of the Department.
16        (3) State's Attorney or State's Attorney
17    representative.
18        (4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
19        (5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
20        (6) Representative of a local health department.
21        (7) Designee of the Board of Education of the
22    Department of Juvenile Justice School District created
23    under Section 13-40 of the School Code.



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1        (8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
2        (9) Representative of a juvenile justice advocacy
3    organization.
4        (10) Representative of a local hospital, trauma
5    center, or provider of emergency medical services.
6        (11) Representative of the Department of State Police.
7        (12) Representative of the Office of the Governor's
8    Executive Inspector General.
9        (13) Representative of a bar association, law school,
10    legal academic organization, legal society, or not for
11    profit legal organization.
12    A mortality review team may make recommendations to the
13Director concerning additional appointments.
14    (c) Each mortality review team member must have
15demonstrated experience or an interest in welfare of youth in
16State custody.
17    (d) The mortality review teams shall be funded in the
18Department's annual budget to provide for the travel expenses
19of team members and professional services engaged by the team.
20    (e) If a death of a youth in the Department's custody
21occurs while a prior youth death is under review by a team
22pursuant to this Act, the Director may request that the team
23review the subsequent death.
24    (f) Upon the conclusion of all reporting required under
25Sections 20, 25, and 30 with respect to a death reviewed by a
26team, all appointments to the team shall expire.



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1(Source: P.A. 96-1378, eff. 7-29-10.)