HOEFT-LINDNER-JOHNSON-KRAUSE-BEAUBIEN, WINKEL AND OSMOND.
CRIM PRO-NURSE WITNESS
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Amends the Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act.
Provides that sexual assault nurse examiners are competent to conduct
examinations using the sexual assault collection kits. Amends the
Code of Criminal Procedure of 1963. Provides that a sexual assault
nurse examiner who uses the State Police Evidence Collection Kit
(S.P.E.C.K.) to collect evidence of an alleged sexual assault at a
licensed hospital from alleged sexual assault survivors under the
Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act is qualified to
testify as an expert at trial in a criminal prosecution for criminal
sexual assault, aggravated criminal sexual assault, predatory criminal
sexual assault of a child, criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated
criminal sexual abuse.
HOUSE AMENDMENT NO. 1.
Deletes reference to:
725 ILCS 5/115-21 new
Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the
provisions of the bill that permit sexual assault nurse examiners to
conduct examinations using the sexual assault evidence collection
kits. Deletes the amendatory changes to the Code of Criminal
Procedure of 1963 that permit sexual assault nurse examiners to
testify as expert witnesses in criminal prosecutions for certain sex
GOVERNOR'S AMENDATORY VETO MESSAGE
Recommends that the bill be amended: to authorize sexual assault
nurse examiners to conduct examinations using sexual assault evidence
collection kits (rather than providing that they are competent to con-
duct examinations using the kits); to provide that they may conduct
the examinations without the presence or participation of a physician;
and to add a January 1, 2002 effective date.
Last action on Bill: PUBLIC ACT.............................. 92-0514
Last action date: JAN-01-2002
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 1 SENATE - 0
END OF INQUIRY
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