(725 ILCS 203/25)
Report; victim notice.
(a) At the time of first contact with the victim, law enforcement shall:
(1) Advise the victim about the following by
providing a form, the contents of which shall be prepared by the Office of the Attorney General and posted on its website, written in a language appropriate for the victim or in Braille, or communicating in appropriate sign language that includes, but is not limited to:
(A) information about seeking medical attention
and preserving evidence, including specifically, collection of evidence during a medical forensic examination at a hospital and photographs of injury and clothing;
(B) notice that the victim will not be charged
for hospital emergency and medical forensic services;
(C) information advising the victim that evidence
can be collected at the hospital up to 7 days after the sexual assault or sexual abuse but that the longer the victim waits the likelihood of obtaining evidence decreases;
(C-5) notice that the sexual assault forensic
evidence collected will not be used to prosecute the victim for any offense related to the use of alcohol, cannabis, or a controlled substance;
(D) the location of nearby hospitals that provide
emergency medical and forensic services and, if known, whether the hospitals employ any sexual assault nurse examiners;
(E) a summary of the procedures and relief
available to victims of sexual assault or sexual abuse under the Civil No Contact Order Act or the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986;
(F) the law enforcement officer's name and badge
(G) at least one referral to an accessible
service agency and information advising the victim that rape crisis centers can assist with obtaining civil no contact orders and orders of protection; and
(H) if the sexual assault or sexual abuse
occurred in another jurisdiction, provide in writing the address and phone number of a specific contact at the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction.
(2) Offer to provide or arrange accessible
transportation for the victim to a hospital for emergency and forensic services, including contacting emergency medical services.
(2.5) Notify victims about the Illinois State Police
sexual assault evidence tracking system.
(3) Offer to provide or arrange accessible
transportation for the victim to the nearest available circuit judge or associate judge so the victim may file a petition for an emergency civil no contact order under the Civil No Contact Order Act or an order of protection under the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986 after the close of court business hours, if a judge is available.
(b) At the time of the initial contact with a person making a third-party report under Section 22 of this Act, a law enforcement officer shall provide the written information prescribed under paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section to the person making the report and request the person provide the written information to the victim of the sexual assault or sexual abuse.
(c) If the first contact with the victim occurs at a hospital, a law enforcement officer may request the hospital provide interpretive services.
(Source: P.A. 102-22, eff. 6-25-21.)