This amendment revises the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act ("ANCRA") by amending the criteria for making an allegation of inadequate supervision to require "blatant disregard" of parental or caregiver responsibilities.
As of March 25, 2015, the Department of Children and Family Services ("DCFS") has imposed four new fingerprinting and criminal history background check obligations on employees and residents of child care facilities and foster homes.
As of January 1, 2017, courts may not place an adjudicated delinquent or a minor charged with a criminal offense under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012 with the Department of Children and Family Services unless the minor...
DCFS recently clarified the difference between putting a child in "substantial risk of physical injury" and placing a child in an "environment injurious to health or welfare." 89 Ill. Adm. Code 300 (eff. June 11, 2014).
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently adopted amendments that clarify who is eligible for their scholarship program, the duration of the scholarship, and who serves on the scholarship committee. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 312 (eff. Dec. 31, 2013).
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services recently adopted amendments that alter the licensing standards for child welfare agencies, day care homes, and group day care homes. 89 Ill. Adm. Code 401, 406, 408 (eff. Nov. 30, 2013).
After January 1, 2014, tanning facilities may no longer permit individuals less than 18 years of age to use tanning equipment that emits ultraviolet radiation or electromagnetic radiation (with wavelengths between 200-400 nanometers).
The Illinois Department of Public Health (the "Department") recently adopted amendments to rules that specify required immunizations for students entering kindergarten through twelfth grade. 77 Ill. Adm. Code 665.
Public school boards must now adopt a policy that: (1) states that teen dating violence is prohibited; (2) "incorporates age-appropriate education about teen dating violence into new or existing training programs" for junior high and high school students and school employees; (3) establishes employee response procedures for incidents that take place at school or school-sponsored activities; (4) identifies the school officials; and (5) notifies students and parents of the adopted teen dating violence policy. 105 ILCS 110/3.10.
On July 11, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court held (1) the privacy clause is not the basis for the right to abortion under the Illinois Constitution; (2) the due process clause in the Illinois Constitution guarantees protections equal to those guaranteed by the due process clause in the United States Constitution; and (3) the statutory requirement that minors must give notice to an adult family member or obtain a judicial waiver to receive an abortion is not unduly burdensome on that minor's right to have confidential medical information.
On March 21, 2013, the Illinois Supreme Court affirmed the judgment of the appellate court and held that the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services ("DCFS") did not have authority to charge someone with an offense that defined "neglect" using language that had previously been deleted by the legislature in the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act ("ANCPA").
The Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act has been amended to require that copies of the materials used by the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services, in their investigation of the death or life-threatening injury of a child, be provided in their report. 325 ILCS 5/4.2.
Illinois lawmakers have amended the Child Care Act of 1969 by adding section 5.8. 225 ILCS 10/5.8. Beginning January 1, 2013, licensed day care centers, licensed day care homes, and licensed group day care homes must be tested for radon at least once every three years in accordance with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
In the wake of the Penn State scandal, the Illinois General Assembly has amended the Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act (325 ILCS 5/4) to expand the types of professionals required to report child abuse and neglect. Added to the list of professionals are higher education institution personnel, athletic program or facility personnel, and early intervention providers.