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(20 ILCS 515/25)
Team access to information.
(a) No later than 21 days prior to a child death review team meeting, the Department shall provide to a child death review team and its staff all records and information in the
possession that are relevant to the team's review of a child death, including
records and information concerning previous reports or investigations of
suspected child abuse or neglect, all records and information from the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System or from any other database maintained by the Department, and all documents, including, but not limited to, police reports and medical information.
(b) A child death review team shall have access to all records and
information that are relevant to its review of a child death
and in the
possession of a State or local governmental agency, including, but not limited to, information gained through the Child Advocacy Center protocol for cases of serious or fatal injury to a child. These records and
information include, without limitation, birth certificates, all relevant
medical and mental health records, records of law
enforcement agency investigations, records of coroner or medical examiner
investigations, records of the Department of Corrections and Department of Juvenile Justice concerning a person's
parole or aftercare release, records of a probation and court services department, and records of a
social services agency that provided services
to the child or the child's family.
(c) Child death review team staff must have full access to the Statewide Automated Child Welfare Information System, any other child welfare database maintained by the Department, and any child death certificates held by the Office of Vital Records within the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 100-1122, eff. 11-27-18.)