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(SENATE BILL NO. 14. APPROVED JUNE 26, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 2 and section 12 of “An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers, and for the probationary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided," approved June 30, 1913, as amended.

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

SECTION 1 Section 2 and section 12 of "An Act to provide for the partial support of mothers, and for the probationary visitation, care and supervision of the family for whose benefit such support is provided," approved June 30, 1913, as amended, are amended to read as follows:

§ 2. A Woman whose husband is dead and was a resident of the State of Illinois, at the time of his death, or whose husband has become permanently incapacitated for work by reason of physical or mental infirmity, and become so incapacitated while a resident of this State, or whose husband, being the father of her child or children under sixteen years of age, has abandoned her and said child or children, and neglects or refuses to maintain or proide for them, and who has fled from this State or secretes himself so that he cannot be apprehended and prosecuted for wife or child abandonment in this. State, such abandonment having been committed within this State, may file an application for relief under this Act, provided such woman has a previous residence for three years in the county where such application is made and is the mother of a child or children.

§ 12. Whenever any child has arrived at the age of sixteen years any relief granted to the mother for such child shall cease. The court may, in its discretion, at any time before such child reaches the age of sixteen years, modify or vacate the order granting relief to any mother and for any child.

APPROVED June 26, 1923.

DEPENDENT OR DELINQUENT CHILDREN IN FAMILY HOMES.

1. Amends section 1. Act of 1905.

1. Reports to Department of

Public Welfare.

(HOUSE BILL No. 469. APPROVED JUNE 25, 1923.)

AN ACT to amend section 1 of "An Act to provide for the visitation of children placed in family homes," approved May 13, 1905, as amended.

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

SECTION 1. Section 1 of "An Act to provide for the visitation of children placed in family homes," approved May 13, 1905, as amended, is amended to read as follows:

§ 1. It shall be the duty of the superintendent or secretary of every association incorporated for the purpose of doing the business of caring for dependent, neglected or delinquent children, to report to the Department of Public Welfare, on the last day of the months of March, June, September and December of each year, the name, age and sex of every child placed or replaced in a family home by such association or institution, together with the name and address of the family with which such child is placed; such quarterly reports to be made on such blanks as may be prescribed by the Department of Public Welfare.

It shall be the duty of any circuit or county judge, county supervisor, overseer of the poor, or other public official, who shall place any child in any family home to report the same in like manner. It shall be the duty of every person, who may place any child, not his or her own offspring, in any family home, to report the same in like manner. APPROVED June 25, 1923.

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AN ACT to create a home for the rehabilitation of World War Veterans Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois represented in the General Assembly:

SECTION 1. That there be and is hereby created and established i home for the rehabilitation of World War veterans in the State o Illinois, to be known as the Illinois Home for the Rehabilitation o World War Veterans.

§ 2. The object of the home is the rehabilitation of World War veterans, with a view of restoring them to the industrial status formerly occupied by them, and to fit them to be self-sustaining.

§3. All honorably discharged men and women of the naval, military, and air forces of the United States who served in the World War, and have been residents of Illinois for one year immediately preceding the date of application for admission to the home, who are disabled by mental disease, and by reason of such disability are incapacitated to earn their living, shall be entitled to be admitted to said home, subject to either of the following methods: (1) Upon voluntary application to the managing officer, substantiated by proof that said applicant is in need of care and treatment of said home, such proof to consist of certificates from two physicians setting forth that said applicant for admission is mentally incapacitated for remunerative occupation, such certificates shall be under oath and made within thirty days next preceding the filing of such application. Physicians making such certificate shall be duly licensed to practice medicine or surgery in the State of Illinois, and shall have been in the actual.practice of their profession. The application, certificate, and other forms relating to the admission shall be in accordance with the rules and forms prescribed by the Department of Public Welfare.

(2) Any parent, relative, conservator, guardian, or reputable citizen may file a petition in any court of record in the county where the veteran resides setting forth that said veteran is suffering from a mental disease and is a proper subject for the care and custody of said home. Such courts shall make inquiry in term time, or vacation, into the mental condition of such person and if it is found upon the evidence of two or more reputable physicians that such person is suffering from a mental disease, said court may order the admission of such a person to the home, and it shall be the duty of the managing officer to receive him and record him among the the inmates. Upon recovery to health of the inmate, it shall be the duty of the managing officer of the home to discharge him from custody. All inmates entering the home on voluntary applications shall have the right to leave the home at any time on giving ten days' notice to the managing officer.

§ 4. The managing officer and other officers or employes of said home shall not be liable at law for receiving and detaining, as provided for in this Act, any person coming to said home under the terms of this Act.

§ 5. All transportation and travel charges incident to conveying mental cases to the home shall be borne by the county in which the veteran resides, but no charge whatsoever shall be made to any county or individual for clothing or maintenance furnished.

§ 6. The Department of Public Welfare shall select a site for said home, which site shall consist of not more than three hundred and twenty (320) acres of land in a body.

§ 7. In the construction of buildings and the making of improvements, the Department of Public Welfare is authorized to utilize the labor of inmates and mechanical forces of other State institutions, or

to do the work by contract, or both, as may be deemed expedient by said department.

§ 8. The Department of Public Welfare shall appoint a managing officer and a staff of officers from men and women of the naval, military, and air forces of the United States who served in the World War, if same can be procured, and these officers shall perform their duties in accordance with rules to be prescribed by said department. § 9. The management and control of such home shall be vested in the Department of Public Welfare in accordance with the provisions of the civil administrative code, except as otherwise provided in this Act.

APPROVED June 21, 1923.

ILLINOIS CHARITABLE EYE AND EAR IMFIRMARY.

§ 1. Name changed to "Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary."

(HOUSE BILL No. 520. APPROVED JUNE 27, 1923.)

AN ACT to change the name of the Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary.

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

Section 1. The Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary located at Chicago, Illinois, shall, after the passage of this Act, be known as the "Illinois Eye and Ear Infirmary," and under that name and title shall have, possess, be seized of and exercise all rights, privileges, franchises, powers and estates, which have hitherto belonged to said Illinois Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. APPROVED June 27, 1923.

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AN ACT to add section 1a to "An Act to revise the laws in relation to establishing and maintaining public hospitals in cities of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 30, 1919.

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

Section 1. Section 1a is added to "An Act to revise the laws in relation to establishing and maintaining public hospitals in cities. of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants," approved June 30, 1919, the added section to read as follows:

§ 1a. In case any annual hospital tax has been levied and collected under the provisions of this Act for three or more consecutive years, and the city has not established or maintained a hospital in accordance with the provisions of this Act, the mayor of

such city with the approval of the city council, may authorize the payment of all funds in the treasury of the city, derived from such tax, to any non-sectarian public hospital, within the limits of such city, maintained for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of such city and any person falling sick or being injured or maimed, within its limits. Such funds, when so turned over to such hospital, shall be used solely for its maintenance under the sole control of the management of such hospital. Such funds shall thereafter, as received by such city, be turned over to such hospital, until the city council shall, by ordinance approved by a majority of the electors voting thereon, at any general or special election, provide otherwise.

The management of such hospital shall render to the city council a semi-annual report of the expenditure of such funds as have been received from the city from the hospital tax toward the maintenance of such hospital.

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AN ACT to amend sections 3, 4 and 8 of “An Act in relation to vocational rehabilitation of persons injured in industry or otherwise," approved June 28, 1921, and to add thereto section 1 1/2.

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

SECTION 1. Sections 3, 4 and 8 of "An Act in relation to vocational rehabilitation of persons injured in industry or otherwise," approved June 28, 1921, are amended, and section 11⁄2 is added thereto, the amended and added sections to read as follows:

§12. For the purpose of this Act, the term "persons disabled" means any person who by reason of a physical defect or infirmity, whether congenital or acquired by accident, injury or disease, is, or may be expected to be totally or partially incapacitated for remunerative occupation; the term "rehabilitation" means the rendering of a person disabled, fit to engage in a remunerative occupation.

§ 3. It shall be the duty of the board of vocational education: (a) To co-operate with the Federal board of vocational education in the administration of the provisions of the Federal Vocational Rehabilitation Act to the extent and in the manner provided in that Act;

(b) To prescribe and supervise such courses of vocational training as may be necessary for the vocational rehabilitation of persons disabled, and to co-operate with State and local school authorities and other recognized agencies engaged in vocational education and rehabilitation;

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