Public Act 096-0385
HB1132 Enrolled LRB096 04542 DRJ 14597 b

    AN ACT concerning families and children.
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
    Section 5. The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act is
amended by changing Section 7.12 as follows:
    (325 ILCS 5/7.12)  (from Ch. 23, par. 2057.12)
    Sec. 7.12. The Child Protective Service Unit shall
determine, within 60 days, whether the report is "indicated" or
"unfounded" and report it forthwith to the central register;
where it is not possible to initiate or complete an
investigation within 60 days the report may be deemed
"undetermined" provided every effort has been made to undertake
a complete investigation. The Department may extend the period
in which such determinations must be made in individual cases
for additional periods of up to 30 days each for good cause
shown. The Department shall by rule establish what shall
constitute good cause.
    In those cases in which the Child Protective Service Unit
has made a final determination that a report is "indicated" or
"unfounded", the Department shall provide written notification
of the final determination to the subjects of the report and to
the alleged perpetrator, parents, personal guardian or legal
guardian of the alleged child victim, and other persons
required to receive notice by regular U.S. mail. Subject to
appropriation, written notification of the final determination
shall be sent to a perpetrator indicated for child abuse or
child neglect, or both, by both regular and certified mail.
(Source: P.A. 86-904.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2010