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(325 ILCS 2/25)
Immunity for relinquishing person.
(a) The act of relinquishing a newborn infant to a hospital, police
station, or emergency medical facility in accordance with this Act
does not, by itself, constitute a basis for a finding of abuse,
neglect, or abandonment of the infant pursuant to the laws of this State nor
does it, by itself, constitute a violation of Section 12C-5 or 12C-10 of the
Criminal Code of 2012.
(b) If there is suspected child abuse or neglect
that is not based solely on the newborn infant's relinquishment to a
hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical facility, the
of the hospital, police station, fire station, or emergency medical
facility who are
mandated reporters under the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act must
report the abuse or neglect pursuant to that Act.
(c) Neither a child protective investigation nor a criminal
investigation may be initiated solely because a newborn infant is
relinquished pursuant to this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1109, eff. 1-1-13; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)