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Full Text of HB4964  102nd General Assembly

HB4964ham001 102ND GENERAL ASSEMBLY

Rep. Dave Vella

Filed: 3/1/2022

 

 


 

 


 
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1
AMENDMENT TO HOUSE BILL 4964

2    AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 4964 be replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
 
4    "Section 5. The Juvenile Court Act of 1987 is amended by
5changing Sections 2-3 and 2-10 as follows:
 
6    (705 ILCS 405/2-3)  (from Ch. 37, par. 802-3)
7    Sec. 2-3. Neglected or abused minor.
8    (1) Those who are neglected include:
9        (a) any minor under 18 years of age or a minor 18 years
10    of age or older for whom the court has made a finding of
11    probable cause to believe that the minor is abused,
12    neglected, or dependent under subsection (1) of Section
13    2-10 prior to the minor's 18th birthday who is not
14    receiving the proper or necessary support, education as
15    required by law, or medical or other remedial care
16    recognized under State law as necessary for a minor's

 

 

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1    well-being, or other care necessary for his or her
2    well-being, including adequate food, clothing and shelter,
3    or who is abandoned by his or her parent or parents or
4    other person or persons responsible for the minor's
5    welfare, except that a minor shall not be considered
6    neglected for the sole reason that the minor's parent or
7    parents or other person or persons responsible for the
8    minor's welfare have left the minor in the care of an adult
9    relative for any period of time, who the parent or parents
10    or other person responsible for the minor's welfare know
11    is both a mentally capable adult relative and physically
12    capable adult relative, as defined by this Act; or
13        (b) any minor under 18 years of age or a minor 18 years
14    of age or older for whom the court has made a finding of
15    probable cause to believe that the minor is abused,
16    neglected, or dependent under subsection (1) of Section
17    2-10 prior to the minor's 18th birthday whose environment
18    is injurious to his or her welfare; or
19        (c) any newborn infant whose blood, urine, or meconium
20    contains any amount of a controlled substance as defined
21    in subsection (f) of Section 102 of the Illinois
22    Controlled Substances Act, as now or hereafter amended, or
23    a metabolite of a controlled substance, with the exception
24    of controlled substances or metabolites of such
25    substances, the presence of which in the newborn infant is
26    the result of medical treatment administered to the mother

 

 

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1    or the newborn infant; or
2        (d) any minor under the age of 14 years whose parent or
3    other person responsible for the minor's welfare leaves
4    the minor without supervision for an unreasonable period
5    of time without regard for the mental or physical health,
6    safety, or welfare of that minor; or
7        (e) any minor who has been provided with interim
8    crisis intervention services under Section 3-5 of this Act
9    and whose parent, guardian, or custodian refuses to permit
10    the minor to return home unless the minor is an immediate
11    physical danger to himself, herself, or others living in
12    the home.
13    Whether the minor was left without regard for the mental
14or physical health, safety, or welfare of that minor or the
15period of time was unreasonable shall be determined by
16considering the following factors, including but not limited
17to:
18        (1) the age of the minor;
19        (2) the number of minors left at the location;
20        (3) special needs of the minor, including whether the
21    minor is a person with a physical or mental disability, or
22    otherwise in need of ongoing prescribed medical treatment
23    such as periodic doses of insulin or other medications;
24        (4) the duration of time in which the minor was left
25    without supervision;
26        (5) the condition and location of the place where the

 

 

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1    minor was left without supervision;
2        (6) the time of day or night when the minor was left
3    without supervision;
4        (7) the weather conditions, including whether the
5    minor was left in a location with adequate protection from
6    the natural elements such as adequate heat or light;
7        (8) the location of the parent or guardian at the time
8    the minor was left without supervision, the physical
9    distance the minor was from the parent or guardian at the
10    time the minor was without supervision;
11        (9) whether the minor's movement was restricted, or
12    the minor was otherwise locked within a room or other
13    structure;
14        (10) whether the minor was given a phone number of a
15    person or location to call in the event of an emergency and
16    whether the minor was capable of making an emergency call;
17        (11) whether there was food and other provision left
18    for the minor;
19        (12) whether any of the conduct is attributable to
20    economic hardship or illness and the parent, guardian or
21    other person having physical custody or control of the
22    child made a good faith effort to provide for the health
23    and safety of the minor;
24        (13) the age and physical and mental capabilities of
25    the person or persons who provided supervision for the
26    minor;

 

 

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1        (14) whether the minor was left under the supervision
2    of another person;
3        (15) any other factor that would endanger the health
4    and safety of that particular minor.
5    A minor shall not be considered neglected for the sole
6reason that the minor has been relinquished in accordance with
7the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
8    (2) Those who are abused include any minor under 18 years
9of age or a minor 18 years of age or older for whom the court
10has made a finding of probable cause to believe that the minor
11is abused, neglected, or dependent under subsection (1) of
12Section 2-10 prior to the minor's 18th birthday whose parent
13or immediate family member, or any person responsible for the
14minor's welfare, or any person who is in the same family or
15household as the minor, or any individual residing in the same
16home as the minor, or a paramour of the minor's parent:
17        (i) inflicts, causes to be inflicted, or allows to be
18    inflicted upon such minor physical injury, by other than
19    accidental means, which causes death, disfigurement,
20    impairment of physical or emotional health, or loss or
21    impairment of any bodily function;
22        (ii) creates a substantial risk of physical injury to
23    such minor by other than accidental means which would be
24    likely to cause death, disfigurement, impairment of
25    emotional health, or loss or impairment of any bodily
26    function;

 

 

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1        (iii) commits or allows to be committed any sex
2    offense against such minor, as such sex offenses are
3    defined in the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code
4    of 2012, or in the Wrongs to Children Act, and extending
5    those definitions of sex offenses to include minors under
6    18 years of age;
7        (iv) commits or allows to be committed an act or acts
8    of torture upon such minor;
9        (v) inflicts excessive corporal punishment;
10        (vi) commits or allows to be committed the offense of
11    involuntary servitude, involuntary sexual servitude of a
12    minor, or trafficking in persons as defined in Section
13    10-9 of the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of
14    2012, upon such minor; or
15        (vii) allows, encourages or requires a minor to commit
16    any act of prostitution, as defined in the Criminal Code
17    of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012, and extending those
18    definitions to include minors under 18 years of age.
19    A minor shall not be considered abused for the sole reason
20that the minor has been relinquished in accordance with the
21Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act.
22    (3) This Section does not apply to a minor who would be
23included herein solely for the purpose of qualifying for
24financial assistance for himself, his parents, guardian or
25custodian.
26    (4) The changes made by this amendatory Act of the 101st

 

 

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1General Assembly apply to a case that is pending on or after
2the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General
3Assembly.
4    (5) A court shall not make a finding of probable cause that
5a minor is abused or neglected under this Section based only on
6a parent, guardian, or custodian disclosing that the parent,
7guardian, or custodian is (i) the victim of domestic violence,
8as defined by the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, and
9(ii) seeking or accessing services for domestic violence.
10(Source: P.A. 101-79, eff. 7-12-19.)
 
11    (705 ILCS 405/2-10)  (from Ch. 37, par. 802-10)
12    Sec. 2-10. Temporary custody hearing. At the appearance of
13the minor before the court at the temporary custody hearing,
14all witnesses present shall be examined before the court in
15relation to any matter connected with the allegations made in
16the petition.
17    (1) If the court finds that there is not probable cause to
18believe that the minor is abused, neglected or dependent it
19shall release the minor and dismiss the petition.
20    (2) If the court finds that there is probable cause to
21believe that the minor is abused, neglected or dependent, the
22court shall state in writing the factual basis supporting its
23finding and the minor, his or her parent, guardian, custodian
24and other persons able to give relevant testimony shall be
25examined before the court. The Department of Children and

 

 

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1Family Services shall give testimony concerning indicated
2reports of abuse and neglect, of which they are aware through
3the central registry, involving the minor's parent, guardian
4or custodian. After such testimony, the court may, consistent
5with the health, safety and best interests of the minor, enter
6an order that the minor shall be released upon the request of
7parent, guardian or custodian if the parent, guardian or
8custodian appears to take custody. If it is determined that a
9parent's, guardian's, or custodian's compliance with critical
10services mitigates the necessity for removal of the minor from
11his or her home, the court may enter an Order of Protection
12setting forth reasonable conditions of behavior that a parent,
13guardian, or custodian must observe for a specified period of
14time, not to exceed 12 months, without a violation; provided,
15however, that the 12-month period shall begin anew after any
16violation. "Custodian" includes the Department of Children and
17Family Services, if it has been given custody of the child, or
18any other agency of the State which has been given custody or
19wardship of the child. If it is consistent with the health,
20safety and best interests of the minor, the court may also
21prescribe shelter care and order that the minor be kept in a
22suitable place designated by the court or in a shelter care
23facility designated by the Department of Children and Family
24Services or a licensed child welfare agency; however, on and
25after January 1, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act
2698-803) and before January 1, 2017, a minor charged with a

 

 

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1criminal offense under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the
2Criminal Code of 2012 or adjudicated delinquent shall not be
3placed in the custody of or committed to the Department of
4Children and Family Services by any court, except a minor less
5than 16 years of age and committed to the Department of
6Children and Family Services under Section 5-710 of this Act
7or a minor for whom an independent basis of abuse, neglect, or
8dependency exists; and on and after January 1, 2017, a minor
9charged with a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of
101961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 or adjudicated delinquent
11shall not be placed in the custody of or committed to the
12Department of Children and Family Services by any court,
13except a minor less than 15 years of age and committed to the
14Department of Children and Family Services under Section 5-710
15of this Act or a minor for whom an independent basis of abuse,
16neglect, or dependency exists. An independent basis exists
17when the allegations or adjudication of abuse, neglect, or
18dependency do not arise from the same facts, incident, or
19circumstances which give rise to a charge or adjudication of
20delinquency.
21    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section, the
22court may not enter an order to place the minor in shelter
23care, commit the minor to the Department of Children and
24Family Services, or otherwise remove the minor from the
25minor's home based on only a disclosure by the minor's parent,
26guardian, or custodian that the minor's parent, guardian, or

 

 

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1custodian is (i) a victim of domestic violence, as defined by
2the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986, and (ii) seeking
3or accessing services for domestic violence.
4    In placing the minor, the Department or other agency
5shall, to the extent compatible with the court's order, comply
6with Section 7 of the Children and Family Services Act. In
7determining the health, safety and best interests of the minor
8to prescribe shelter care, the court must find that it is a
9matter of immediate and urgent necessity for the safety and
10protection of the minor or of the person or property of another
11that the minor be placed in a shelter care facility or that he
12or she is likely to flee the jurisdiction of the court, and
13must further find that reasonable efforts have been made or
14that, consistent with the health, safety and best interests of
15the minor, no efforts reasonably can be made to prevent or
16eliminate the necessity of removal of the minor from his or her
17home. The court shall require documentation from the
18Department of Children and Family Services as to the
19reasonable efforts that were made to prevent or eliminate the
20necessity of removal of the minor from his or her home or the
21reasons why no efforts reasonably could be made to prevent or
22eliminate the necessity of removal. When a minor is placed in
23the home of a relative, the Department of Children and Family
24Services shall complete a preliminary background review of the
25members of the minor's custodian's household in accordance
26with Section 4.3 of the Child Care Act of 1969 within 90 days

 

 

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1of that placement. If the minor is ordered placed in a shelter
2care facility of the Department of Children and Family
3Services or a licensed child welfare agency, the court shall,
4upon request of the appropriate Department or other agency,
5appoint the Department of Children and Family Services
6Guardianship Administrator or other appropriate agency
7executive temporary custodian of the minor and the court may
8enter such other orders related to the temporary custody as it
9deems fit and proper, including the provision of services to
10the minor or his family to ameliorate the causes contributing
11to the finding of probable cause or to the finding of the
12existence of immediate and urgent necessity.
13    Where the Department of Children and Family Services
14Guardianship Administrator is appointed as the executive
15temporary custodian, the Department of Children and Family
16Services shall file with the court and serve on the parties a
17parent-child visiting plan, within 10 days, excluding weekends
18and holidays, after the appointment. The parent-child visiting
19plan shall set out the time and place of visits, the frequency
20of visits, the length of visits, who shall be present at the
21visits, and where appropriate, the minor's opportunities to
22have telephone and mail communication with the parents.
23    Where the Department of Children and Family Services
24Guardianship Administrator is appointed as the executive
25temporary custodian, and when the child has siblings in care,
26the Department of Children and Family Services shall file with

 

 

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1the court and serve on the parties a sibling placement and
2contact plan within 10 days, excluding weekends and holidays,
3after the appointment. The sibling placement and contact plan
4shall set forth whether the siblings are placed together, and
5if they are not placed together, what, if any, efforts are
6being made to place them together. If the Department has
7determined that it is not in a child's best interest to be
8placed with a sibling, the Department shall document in the
9sibling placement and contact plan the basis for its
10determination. For siblings placed separately, the sibling
11placement and contact plan shall set the time and place for
12visits, the frequency of the visits, the length of visits, who
13shall be present for the visits, and where appropriate, the
14child's opportunities to have contact with their siblings in
15addition to in person contact. If the Department determines it
16is not in the best interest of a sibling to have contact with a
17sibling, the Department shall document in the sibling
18placement and contact plan the basis for its determination.
19The sibling placement and contact plan shall specify a date
20for development of the Sibling Contact Support Plan, under
21subsection (f) of Section 7.4 of the Children and Family
22Services Act, and shall remain in effect until the Sibling
23Contact Support Plan is developed.
24    For good cause, the court may waive the requirement to
25file the parent-child visiting plan or the sibling placement
26and contact plan, or extend the time for filing either plan.

 

 

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1Any party may, by motion, request the court to review the
2parent-child visiting plan to determine whether it is
3reasonably calculated to expeditiously facilitate the
4achievement of the permanency goal. A party may, by motion,
5request the court to review the parent-child visiting plan or
6the sibling placement and contact plan to determine whether it
7is consistent with the minor's best interest. The court may
8refer the parties to mediation where available. The frequency,
9duration, and locations of visitation shall be measured by the
10needs of the child and family, and not by the convenience of
11Department personnel. Child development principles shall be
12considered by the court in its analysis of how frequent
13visitation should be, how long it should last, where it should
14take place, and who should be present. If upon motion of the
15party to review either plan and after receiving evidence, the
16court determines that the parent-child visiting plan is not
17reasonably calculated to expeditiously facilitate the
18achievement of the permanency goal or that the restrictions
19placed on parent-child contact or sibling placement or contact
20are contrary to the child's best interests, the court shall
21put in writing the factual basis supporting the determination
22and enter specific findings based on the evidence. The court
23shall enter an order for the Department to implement changes
24to the parent-child visiting plan or sibling placement or
25contact plan, consistent with the court's findings. At any
26stage of proceeding, any party may by motion request the court

 

 

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1to enter any orders necessary to implement the parent-child
2visiting plan, sibling placement or contact plan or
3subsequently developed Sibling Contact Support Plan. Nothing
4under this subsection (2) shall restrict the court from
5granting discretionary authority to the Department to increase
6opportunities for additional parent-child contacts or sibling
7contacts, without further court orders. Nothing in this
8subsection (2) shall restrict the Department from immediately
9restricting or terminating parent-child contact or sibling
10contacts, without either amending the parent-child visiting
11plan or the sibling contact plan or obtaining a court order,
12where the Department or its assigns reasonably believe there
13is an immediate need to protect the child's health, safety,
14and welfare. Such restrictions or terminations must be based
15on available facts to the Department and its assigns when
16viewed in light of the surrounding circumstances and shall
17only occur on an individual case-by-case basis. The Department
18shall file with the court and serve on the parties any
19amendments to the plan within 10 days, excluding weekends and
20holidays, of the change of the visitation.
21    Acceptance of services shall not be considered an
22admission of any allegation in a petition made pursuant to
23this Act, nor may a referral of services be considered as
24evidence in any proceeding pursuant to this Act, except where
25the issue is whether the Department has made reasonable
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1is consistent with the health, safety and best interests of
2the minor to prescribe shelter care, the court shall state in
3writing (i) the factual basis supporting its findings
4concerning the immediate and urgent necessity for the
5protection of the minor or of the person or property of another
6and (ii) the factual basis supporting its findings that
7reasonable efforts were made to prevent or eliminate the
8removal of the minor from his or her home or that no efforts
9reasonably could be made to prevent or eliminate the removal
10of the minor from his or her home. The parents, guardian,
11custodian, temporary custodian and minor shall each be
12furnished a copy of such written findings. The temporary
13custodian shall maintain a copy of the court order and written
14findings in the case record for the child. The order together
15with the court's findings of fact in support thereof shall be
16entered of record in the court.
17    Once the court finds that it is a matter of immediate and
18urgent necessity for the protection of the minor that the
19minor be placed in a shelter care facility, the minor shall not
20be returned to the parent, custodian or guardian until the
21court finds that such placement is no longer necessary for the
22protection of the minor.
23    If the child is placed in the temporary custody of the
24Department of Children and Family Services for his or her
25protection, the court shall admonish the parents, guardian,
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1cooperate with the Department of Children and Family Services,
2comply with the terms of the service plans, and correct the
3conditions which require the child to be in care, or risk
4termination of their parental rights. The court shall ensure,
5by inquiring in open court of each parent, guardian, custodian
6or responsible relative, that the parent, guardian, custodian
7or responsible relative has had the opportunity to provide the
8Department with all known names, addresses, and telephone
9numbers of each of the minor's living maternal and paternal
10adult relatives, including, but not limited to, grandparents,
11aunts, uncles, and siblings. The court shall advise the
12parents, guardian, custodian or responsible relative to inform
13the Department if additional information regarding the minor's
14adult relatives becomes available.
15    (3) If prior to the shelter care hearing for a minor
16described in Sections 2-3, 2-4, 3-3 and 4-3 the moving party is
17unable to serve notice on the party respondent, the shelter
18care hearing may proceed ex parte. A shelter care order from an
19ex parte hearing shall be endorsed with the date and hour of
20issuance and shall be filed with the clerk's office and
21entered of record. The order shall expire after 10 days from
22the time it is issued unless before its expiration it is
23renewed, at a hearing upon appearance of the party respondent,
24or upon an affidavit of the moving party as to all diligent
25efforts to notify the party respondent by notice as herein
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1shall be personally delivered to the minor or the minor's
2attorney and to the last known address of the other person or
3persons entitled to notice. The notice shall also state the
4nature of the allegations, the nature of the order sought by
5the State, including whether temporary custody is sought, and
6the consequences of failure to appear and shall contain a
7notice that the parties will not be entitled to further
8written notices or publication notices of proceedings in this
9case, including the filing of an amended petition or a motion
10to terminate parental rights, except as required by Supreme
11Court Rule 11; and shall explain the right of the parties and
12the procedures to vacate or modify a shelter care order as
13provided in this Section. The notice for a shelter care
14hearing shall be substantially as follows:
15
NOTICE TO PARENTS AND CHILDREN
16
OF SHELTER CARE HEARING
17        On ................ at ........., before the Honorable
18    ................, (address:) ................., the State
19    of Illinois will present evidence (1) that (name of child
20    or children) ....................... are abused, neglected
21    or dependent for the following reasons:
22    .............................................. and (2)
23    whether there is "immediate and urgent necessity" to
24    remove the child or children from the responsible
25    relative.
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1    PLACEMENT of the child or children in foster care until a
2    trial can be held. A trial may not be held for up to 90
3    days. You will not be entitled to further notices of
4    proceedings in this case, including the filing of an
5    amended petition or a motion to terminate parental rights.
6        At the shelter care hearing, parents have the
7    following rights:
8            1. To ask the court to appoint a lawyer if they
9        cannot afford one.
10            2. To ask the court to continue the hearing to
11        allow them time to prepare.
12            3. To present evidence concerning:
13                a. Whether or not the child or children were
14            abused, neglected or dependent.
15                b. Whether or not there is "immediate and
16            urgent necessity" to remove the child from home
17            (including: their ability to care for the child,
18            conditions in the home, alternative means of
19            protecting the child other than removal).
20                c. The best interests of the child.
21            4. To cross examine the State's witnesses.
 
22    The Notice for rehearings shall be substantially as
23follows:
24
NOTICE OF PARENT'S AND CHILDREN'S RIGHTS
25
TO REHEARING ON TEMPORARY CUSTODY

 

 

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1        If you were not present at and did not have adequate
2    notice of the Shelter Care Hearing at which temporary
3    custody of ............... was awarded to
4    ................, you have the right to request a full
5    rehearing on whether the State should have temporary
6    custody of ................. To request this rehearing,
7    you must file with the Clerk of the Juvenile Court
8    (address): ........................, in person or by
9    mailing a statement (affidavit) setting forth the
10    following:
11            1. That you were not present at the shelter care
12        hearing.
13            2. That you did not get adequate notice
14        (explaining how the notice was inadequate).
15            3. Your signature.
16            4. Signature must be notarized.
17        The rehearing should be scheduled within 48 hours of
18    your filing this affidavit.
19        At the rehearing, your rights are the same as at the
20    initial shelter care hearing. The enclosed notice explains
21    those rights.
22        At the Shelter Care Hearing, children have the
23    following rights:
24            1. To have a guardian ad litem appointed.
25            2. To be declared competent as a witness and to
26        present testimony concerning:

 

 

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1                a. Whether they are abused, neglected or
2            dependent.
3                b. Whether there is "immediate and urgent
4            necessity" to be removed from home.
5                c. Their best interests.
6            3. To cross examine witnesses for other parties.
7            4. To obtain an explanation of any proceedings and
8        orders of the court.
9    (4) If the parent, guardian, legal custodian, responsible
10relative, minor age 8 or over, or counsel of the minor did not
11have actual notice of or was not present at the shelter care
12hearing, he or she may file an affidavit setting forth these
13facts, and the clerk shall set the matter for rehearing not
14later than 48 hours, excluding Sundays and legal holidays,
15after the filing of the affidavit. At the rehearing, the court
16shall proceed in the same manner as upon the original hearing.
17    (5) Only when there is reasonable cause to believe that
18the minor taken into custody is a person described in
19subsection (3) of Section 5-105 may the minor be kept or
20detained in a detention home or county or municipal jail. This
21Section shall in no way be construed to limit subsection (6).
22    (6) No minor under 16 years of age may be confined in a
23jail or place ordinarily used for the confinement of prisoners
24in a police station. Minors under 18 years of age must be kept
25separate from confined adults and may not at any time be kept
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1to the criminal law.
2    (7) If the minor is not brought before a judicial officer
3within the time period as specified in Section 2-9, the minor
4must immediately be released from custody.
5    (8) If neither the parent, guardian or custodian appears
6within 24 hours to take custody of a minor released upon
7request pursuant to subsection (2) of this Section, then the
8clerk of the court shall set the matter for rehearing not later
9than 7 days after the original order and shall issue a summons
10directed to the parent, guardian or custodian to appear. At
11the same time the probation department shall prepare a report
12on the minor. If a parent, guardian or custodian does not
13appear at such rehearing, the judge may enter an order
14prescribing that the minor be kept in a suitable place
15designated by the Department of Children and Family Services
16or a licensed child welfare agency.
17    (9) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Section
18any interested party, including the State, the temporary
19custodian, an agency providing services to the minor or family
20under a service plan pursuant to Section 8.2 of the Abused and
21Neglected Child Reporting Act, foster parent, or any of their
22representatives, on notice to all parties entitled to notice,
23may file a motion that it is in the best interests of the minor
24to modify or vacate a temporary custody order on any of the
25following grounds:
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1    necessity that the minor remain in shelter care; or
2        (b) There is a material change in the circumstances of
3    the natural family from which the minor was removed and
4    the child can be cared for at home without endangering the
5    child's health or safety; or
6        (c) A person not a party to the alleged abuse, neglect
7    or dependency, including a parent, relative or legal
8    guardian, is capable of assuming temporary custody of the
9    minor; or
10        (d) Services provided by the Department of Children
11    and Family Services or a child welfare agency or other
12    service provider have been successful in eliminating the
13    need for temporary custody and the child can be cared for
14    at home without endangering the child's health or safety.
15    In ruling on the motion, the court shall determine whether
16it is consistent with the health, safety and best interests of
17the minor to modify or vacate a temporary custody order. If the
18minor is being restored to the custody of a parent, legal
19custodian, or guardian who lives outside of Illinois, and an
20Interstate Compact has been requested and refused, the court
21may order the Department of Children and Family Services to
22arrange for an assessment of the minor's proposed living
23arrangement and for ongoing monitoring of the health, safety,
24and best interest of the minor and compliance with any order of
25protective supervision entered in accordance with Section 2-20
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1    The clerk shall set the matter for hearing not later than
214 days after such motion is filed. In the event that the court
3modifies or vacates a temporary custody order but does not
4vacate its finding of probable cause, the court may order that
5appropriate services be continued or initiated in behalf of
6the minor and his or her family.
7    (10) When the court finds or has found that there is
8probable cause to believe a minor is an abused minor as
9described in subsection (2) of Section 2-3 and that there is an
10immediate and urgent necessity for the abused minor to be
11placed in shelter care, immediate and urgent necessity shall
12be presumed for any other minor residing in the same household
13as the abused minor provided:
14        (a) Such other minor is the subject of an abuse or
15    neglect petition pending before the court; and
16        (b) A party to the petition is seeking shelter care
17    for such other minor.
18    Once the presumption of immediate and urgent necessity has
19been raised, the burden of demonstrating the lack of immediate
20and urgent necessity shall be on any party that is opposing
21shelter care for the other minor.
22    (11) The changes made to this Section by Public Act 98-61
23apply to a minor who has been arrested or taken into custody on
24or after January 1, 2014 (the effective date of Public Act
2598-61).
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1temporary custodian pursuant to this Section, any party may
2file a motion requesting the court to grant the temporary
3custodian the authority to serve as a surrogate decision maker
4for the minor under the Health Care Surrogate Act for purposes
5of making decisions pursuant to paragraph (1) of subsection
6(b) of Section 20 of the Health Care Surrogate Act. The court
7may grant the motion if it determines by clear and convincing
8evidence that it is in the best interests of the minor to grant
9the temporary custodian such authority. In making its
10determination, the court shall weigh the following factors in
11addition to considering the best interests factors listed in
12subsection (4.05) of Section 1-3 of this Act:
13        (a) the efforts to identify and locate the respondents
14    and adult family members of the minor and the results of
15    those efforts;
16        (b) the efforts to engage the respondents and adult
17    family members of the minor in decision making on behalf
18    of the minor;
19        (c) the length of time the efforts in paragraphs (a)
20    and (b) have been ongoing;
21        (d) the relationship between the respondents and adult
22    family members and the minor;
23        (e) medical testimony regarding the extent to which
24    the minor is suffering and the impact of a delay in
25    decision-making on the minor; and
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1    If the Department of Children and Family Services is the
2temporary custodian of the minor, in addition to the
3requirements of paragraph (1) of subsection (b) of Section 20
4of the Health Care Surrogate Act, the Department shall follow
5its rules and procedures in exercising authority granted under
6this subsection.
7(Source: P.A. 102-489, eff. 8-20-21; 102-502, eff. 1-1-22;
8revised 10-14-21.)".