Sen. Don Harmon

Filed: 5/31/2013

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2 AMENDMENT NO. ______. Amend House Bill 2897 by replacing
3everything after the enacting clause with the following:
4 "Section 5. The Department of Juvenile Justice Mortality
5Review Team Act is amended by changing Section 15 as follows:
6 (730 ILCS 195/15)
7 Sec. 15. Mortality review teams; establishment.
8 (a) Upon the occurrence of the death of any youth in the
9Department's custody, the Director shall appoint members and a
10chairperson to a mortality review team. The Director shall make
11the appointments within 30 days after the youth's death.
12 (b) Each mortality review team shall consist of at least
13one member from each of the following categories:
14 (1) Pediatrician or other physician.
15 (2) Representative of the Department.
16 (3) State's Attorney or State's Attorney

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1 representative.
2 (4) Representative of a local law enforcement agency.
3 (5) Psychologist or psychiatrist.
4 (6) Representative of a local health department.
5 (7) Designee of the Board of Education of the
6 Department of Juvenile Justice School District created
7 under Section 13-40 of the School Code.
8 (8) Coroner or forensic pathologist.
9 (9) Representative of a juvenile justice advocacy
10 organization.
11 (10) Representative of a local hospital, trauma
12 center, or provider of emergency medical services.
13 (11) Representative of the Department of State Police.
14 (12) Representative of the Office of the Governor's
15 Executive Inspector General.
16 (13) Representative of a bar association, law school,
17 or legal academic organization.
18 A mortality review team may make recommendations to the
19Director concerning additional appointments.
20 (c) Each mortality review team member must have
21demonstrated experience or an interest in welfare of youth in
22State custody.
23 (d) The mortality review teams shall be funded in the
24Department's annual budget to provide for the travel expenses
25of team members and professional services engaged by the team.
26 (e) If a death of a youth in the Department's custody

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1occurs while a prior youth death is under review by a team
2pursuant to this Act, the Director may request that the team
3review the subsequent death.
4 (f) Upon the conclusion of all reporting required under
5Sections 20, 25, and 30 with respect to a death reviewed by a
6team, all appointments to the team shall expire.
7(Source: P.A. 96-1378, eff. 7-29-10.)".