Public Act 100-0397
Public Act 0397 100TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY
|Public Act 100-0397|
|SB0320 Enrolled||LRB100 05105 MJP 15115 b|
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
The Child Death Review Team Act is amended by
changing Sections 15 and 45 as follows:
(20 ILCS 515/15)
Child death review teams; establishment.
(a) The Director, in consultation with the Executive
enforcement, and other
professionals who work in
the field of investigating, treating, or preventing
or neglect in that subregion, shall appoint members to a child
team in each of the Department's administrative
subregions of the State outside
Cook County and at least one
child death review team in Cook County. The
members of a team
shall be appointed for 2-year terms and
shall be eligible for
reappointment upon the expiration of the terms. The Director
must fill any vacancy in a team within 60 days after that
(b) Each child death review team shall consist of at least
one member from
each of the following categories:
(1) Pediatrician or other physician knowledgeable
about child abuse and
(2) Representative of the Department.
(3) State's attorney or State's attorney's
(4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
(5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
(6) Representative of a local health department.
(7) Representative of a school district or other
education or child care
(8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
(9) Representative of a child welfare agency or child
(10) Representative of a local hospital, trauma
center, or provider of
emergency medical services.
(11) Representative of the Department of State Police.
(12) Representative of the Department of Public
Each child death review team may make recommendations to
concerning additional appointments.
Each child death review team member must have demonstrated
experience and an
interest in investigating, treating, or
preventing child abuse or neglect.
(c) Each child death review team shall select a chairperson
from among its
The chairperson shall also serve on the
Illinois Child Death Review Teams
(d) The child death review teams shall be funded under a
separate line item in the Department's annual budget.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08
(20 ILCS 515/45)
Child Death Investigation Task Force
The Child Death Review Teams Executive Council may,
from funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly to the
Department and provided to the Child Death Review Teams
Executive Council for this purpose, or from funds that may
otherwise be provided for this purpose from other public or
private sources, establish
an 18-month pilot program
Southern Region of the State, as designated by the Department,
a special Child Death Investigation Task Force
created by the Child Death Review Teams Executive Council to
develop and implement a plan for the investigation of sudden,
unexpected, or unexplained deaths of children under 18 years of
age occurring within that region. The plan shall include a
protocol to be followed by child death review teams in the
review of child deaths
authorized under paragraph (a)(5) of
Section 20 of this Act
. The plan must include provisions for
local or State law enforcement agencies, hospitals, or coroners
to promptly notify the Task Force of a death or serious
life-threatening injury to a child, and for the Child Death
Investigation Task Force to review the death and submit a
report containing findings and recommendations to the Child
Death Review Teams Executive Council, the Director, the
Department of Children and Family Services Inspector General,
the appropriate State's Attorney, and the State Representative
and State Senator in whose legislative districts the case
arose. The plan may include coordination with any investigation
conducted under the Children's Advocacy Center Act.
By July 1
of each year,
By July 1, 2011,
the Child Death Review Teams
Executive Council shall submit a report to the Director, the
General Assembly, and the Governor summarizing the results of
Child Death Investigation Task Force
with any recommendations for statewide implementation of a
protocol for the investigation of all sudden, unexpected, or
unexplained child deaths.
(Source: P.A. 95-527, eff. 6-1-08; 96-955, eff. 6-30-10;
96-1000, eff. 7-2-10.)
Effective Date: 1/1/2018