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210 ILCS 85/11.4

    (210 ILCS 85/11.4)
    Sec. 11.4. Disposition of fetus. A hospital having custody of a fetus following a spontaneous fetal demise occurring after a gestation period of less than 20 completed weeks must notify the mother of her right to arrange for the burial or cremation of the fetus. Notification may also include other options such as, but not limited to, a ceremony, a certificate, or common burial or cremation of fetal tissue. If, within 24 hours after being notified under this Section, the mother elects in writing to arrange for the burial or cremation of the fetus, the disposition of the fetus shall be subject to the same laws and rules that apply in the case of a fetal death that occurs in this State after a gestation period of 20 completed weeks or more. The Department of Public Health shall develop forms to be used for notifications and elections under this Section and hospitals shall provide the forms to the mother.
(Source: P.A. 96-338, eff. 1-1-10.)