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 Bill Status of HB0043  102nd General Assembly


Short Description:  AGING-SUSPICIOUS DEATH REPORTS

House Sponsors
Rep. Katie Stuart, Deb Conroy, Rita Mayfield and Tony McCombie

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
320 ILCS 20/4from Ch. 23, par. 6604
320 ILCS 20/4.1
320 ILCS 20/4.2
320 ILCS 20/5from Ch. 23, par. 6605
320 ILCS 20/8from Ch. 23, par. 6608


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Adult Protective Services Act. Provides that any person may report information about the suspicious death of an eligible adult to an agency designated to receive such reports under the Act or to the Department on Aging. Provides that if a mandated reporter has reason to believe that the death of an eligible adult may be the result of abuse or neglect, the matter shall be reported to an agency designated to receive such reports under the Act or to the Department for subsequent referral to the appropriate law enforcement agency and the coroner or medical examiner. Prohibits an employer from discriminating against any employee who reports information about the suspicious death of an eligible adult in accordance with the Act. Provides that any mandated reporter who is required under the Act to report a suspicious death due to abuse, neglect, or financial exploitation shall testify fully in any administrative hearing resulting from such report. Provides that a referral to law enforcement may be made after a report of a suspicious death, depending upon the circumstances. Provides that all records concerning reports of suspicious deaths due to abuse, neglect, financial exploitation, or self-neglect and all records generated as a result of such reports shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed, with some exceptions. Effective January 1, 2022.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/13/2021HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Katie Stuart
  1/14/2021HouseFirst Reading
  1/14/2021HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/19/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Deb Conroy
  2/23/2021HouseAssigned to Human Services Committee
  3/23/2021HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Human Services Committee; 014-000-000
  4/8/2021HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/15/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Rita Mayfield
  4/21/2021HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/21/2021HouseHeld on Calendar Order of Second Reading - Short Debate
  4/23/2021HouseRule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee
  5/7/2021HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Tony McCombie

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