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 1        AN ACT in relation to criminal law.

 2        Be  it  enacted  by  the People of the State of Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section 5.  The Code of Criminal  Procedure  of  1963  is
 5    amended by adding Section 115-21 as follows:

 6        (725 ILCS 5/115-21 new)
 7        Sec.  115-21. Nurse testimony.  In a criminal prosecution
 8    for  criminal  sexual  assault,  aggravated  criminal  sexual
 9    assault,  predatory  criminal  sexual  assault  of  a  child,
10    criminal sexual abuse, or aggravated criminal sexual abuse, a
11    registered  nurse  who  uses  the   State   Police   Evidence
12    Collection Kit (S.P.E.C.K.) at a licensed hospital to collect
13    evidence  of  a  sexual  assault or abuse from alleged sexual
14    assault or abuse survivors under the Sexual Assault Survivors
15    Emergency Treatment Act is qualified to testify at  trial  as
16    an  expert  on  emergency services provided to sexual assault
17    survivors if the hospital in which the nurse is employed uses
18    the Kit in accordance with the rules adopted by the  Illinois
19    State Police under that Act.

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