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Cook County Health and Hospitals Board considers new adoption terms

Wednesday, June 08, 2016
West Cook News Reports

At a meeting today, the Cook County Health and Hospitals System Board considered an ordinance to update terminology in the Adoption and Family Services unit to comply with new laws.

The Cook County Health & Hospitals System Board consists of nine directors and five standing committees. The board oversees all operations related to the Cook County Health & Hospitals System.

Below is the agenda for this meeting, as provided by the board.

Meeting Name:Health & Hospitals CommitteeAgenda status:FinalMeeting date/time:6/7/2016 11:15 AMMinutes status:Draft Meeting location:Cook County Building, Board Room, 118 North Clark Street, Chicago, IllinoisPublished agenda:Agenda AgendaPublished minutes:Not available Meeting video:

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File #Ver.Agenda #NameTypeTitleMotionResultAction DetailsVideo16-36331 Committee MinutesCOMMITTEE MINUTES Approval of the minutes from the meeting of 3/23/2016 Not availableNot available16-29481 REGARDING THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ADOPTION AND FAMILY SERVICESOrdinancePROPOSED ORDINANCE ORDINANCE REGARDING THE COOK COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF ADOPTION AND FAMILY SERVICES WHEREAS, the Cook County Office of Adoption and Child Custody (“Office”) is one of the oldest social service agencies in Cook County dating back to 1912 (having previously been known as the Court Service Division of Cook County Department of Public Aid and the Department of Supportive Services); and WHEREAS, the Office, which falls under the Bureau of Administration, conducts home based social investigations and provides other services pursuant to orders issued by the Circuit Court of Cook County in adoption, probate, and domestic relations cases; and WHEREAS, as a result of recent amendments to the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act, all references to “custody” have been replaced by “parental responsibility allocation” and “custody” will no longer to be used by the courts in matters pertaining to child parenting time and parental responsibility; and WHEREAS, in consideration of the various changes in the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution Act, it is hereby


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