Illinois

Code Section
325 ILCS 5/1, et seq.

What Constitutes Abuse
Inflicting or causing, allowing, or creating a substantial risk of physical injury, other than by accident, that causes death, disfigurement, impairment of physical or emotional health, or loss or impairment of any bodily function; committing or allowing to be committed any sex offense; torture, excessive corporal punishment, female genital mutilation; giving child access to controlled substances

Mandatory Reporting Required By
Physician, dentist, medical/hospital personnel, substance abuse counselor, Christian Science practitioner, coroner, funeral home employee, EMT, crisis/hotline personnel, school personnel, social worker, nurse, day care center worker, psychologist, law enforcement officer, domestic violence program personnel, foster parent, homemaker, child care worker, probation officer, public and private agency personnel

Basis of Report of Abuse/Neglect
Reasonable cause to believe a child may be abused or neglected

To Whom Reported
Department of Children and Family Services

Penalty for Failure to Report or False Reporting
Class A misdemeanor; if physician, referred to state medical disciplinary board; if dentist, referred to Dept. of Professional Regulation; false report is offense of disorderly conduct; second offense is Class 4 felony


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