Bill Status of HB4422 100th General Assembly
Short Description: CRIM CD-CHILD-ANOTHER STATE
Rep. John Cavaletto
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Criminal Code of 2012. Provides that it is not a violation of the Kidnaping and Related Offenses Article of the Code for a caretaker to transport a child under 18 years of age to another state for medical care or treatment if the caretaker reasonably believes that: (1) the child needs emergency medical care or treatment because of injury or illness; (2) a medical provider is not located within a short distance from the child's residence in this State; and (3) failure to transport the child to another state will risk further illness or injury to the child. Provides that the Department of Children and Family Services may not place a child described in this provision in its custody or foster care on the basis that the child is transported to another state under circumstances described in this provision. Defines "caretaker" as a person who has the consent of the custodial parent to care for the custodial parent's child and includes, but is not limited to, a family member, baby sitter, au pair, nanny, or person applying for guardianship or adoption of the child.