Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Medical Practice Act of 1987. Deletes language
providing that the disciplinary provisions of the Act do not apply to
persons who carry out or assist in executions of death sentences.
Amends the Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that the
Department of Corrections shall establish procedures for an execution
by rule. Provides that the Department of Corrections shall not
request, require, or allow a health care practitioner licensed in
Illinois to participate in an execution. Provides that, in
confidential investigations by the Department of Professional
Regulation, the Department of Corrections shall disclose the names and
license numbers of health care practitioners participating or
performing ancillary functions in an execution to the Department of
Professional Regulation and the Department of Professional Regulation
shall forward those names and license numbers to the appropriate
disciplinary boards. Effective immediately.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Provides that a defendant sentenced to death shall be executed by
lethal injection until death is pronounced by a coroner who is not a
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
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