92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0839
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ABUSED CHILD-DISCLOSE INFO                                                 

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Amends the Abused and Neglected Child  Reporting  Act.   Provides      
   that  information that may be disclosed to a mandated reporting source      
   includes the actions taken by the Child  Protective  Service  Unit  to      
   ensure  a  child's safety.  Provides for the disclosure of information      
   to  an  extended  family  member  interviewed  in  the  course  of  an      
   investigation by the Child Protective Service Unit.                         
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.  (House recedes May 31, 2001)                   
        Provides that a  mandated  child  abuse  reporting  source  shall      
   (instead  of  may)  receive appropriate information about findings and      
   actions  in  response  to  its  report.   In   provisions   concerning      
   disclosure  of  information  to  extended  family  members,  changes a      
   reference  to  "the"  Child  Protective  Service  Unit  to  "a"  Child      
   Protective Service Unit.                                                    
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 2.  (House recedes May 31, 2001)                   
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          20 ILCS 505/5d new                                                   
          20 ILCS 505/7                   from Ch. 23, par. 5007               
          20 ILCS 505/7.3                                                      
          20 ILCS 505/35.6                                                     
        Amends  the  Children  and  Family  Services  Act.  Requires  the      
   Department of Children and Family Services to create an advocacy            
   office to receive and resolve complaints about child welfare services       
   received from DCFS or its agents. Provides that when a child must be        
   placed outside his or her home and cannot be returned immediately           
   to parents or guardian, an assessment of the child's special needs          
   must be conducted; provides that race, color, or national origin may        
   be considered in the placement only if that has been assessed as            
   advancing the child's best interests. Makes the state-wide toll-free        
   foster parent phone number available to any person (instead of only         
   foster parents) wishing to report problems in connection with the           
   provision of child welfare services. Adds in immediate effective date       
   to the bill.                                                                
        HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 3.                                                 
          Adds reference to:                                                   
          105 ILCS 10/4                   from Ch. 122, par. 50-4              
          325 ILCS 5/7.8                  from Ch. 23, par. 2057.8             
          325 ILCS 5/7.9                  from Ch. 23, par. 2057.9             
          325 ILCS 5/8.6 new                                                   
        Amends the Illinois School Student Records Act and further amends      
   the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act.  Provides that within 10      
   days after completing an investigation of alleged  abuse  or  neglect,      
   the  DCFS Child Protective Service Unit shall send a copy of its final      
   report on the investigation to the school that the child  who  is  the      
   subject  of  the report attends.  Provides that this information is to      
   be included in the  child's  school  student  record.   Provides  that      
   information  concerning  pending child abuse or neglect reports may be      
   released to the Department of Professional Regulation, the State Board      
   of  Education,  and  school  superintendents.   Provides  that   Child      
   Protective  Service  Unit  forms for reports concerning child abuse or      
   neglect must contain information concerning the school that the  child      
   attends.  Adds an immediate effective date to the bill.                     
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0319

   Last action date: AUG-09-2001

           Location: Senate

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   3     SENATE -   0


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