92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0376
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EXECUTIONS-MEDICAL PERSONNEL                                               

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      
   licensed physician.                                                         
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   1     SENATE -   0


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