(210 ILCS 85/6.15)
Abduction of infant patient.
Every hospital, as a condition of
licensure under this Act, shall demonstrate to the Department that the hospital
has adopted the following procedures:
(1) Procedures designed to reduce the likelihood that
an infant patient will be abducted from the hospital. The procedures may include, but need not be limited to, architectural plans to control access to infant care areas, video camera observation of infant care areas, and procedures for identifying hospital staff and visitors.
(2) Procedures designed to aid in identifying
allegedly abducted infants who are recovered. The procedures may include, but need not be limited to, footprinting infants by staff who have been trained in that procedure, photographing infants, and obtaining and retaining blood samples for genetic testing.
(Source: P.A. 88-689, eff. 1-1-96.)