HB 3537

  • Illinois House Bill
  • 101st Regular Session
  • Introduced in House
  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor

Domestic Abuse Rehabilitation


Creates the Massage Therapist Mandatory Reporting and Domestic Abuse Rehabilitation Act. Defines terms. Provides that a massage therapist who notices suspicious bruising on a recipient of a massage on more than one occasion must report the suspicious bruising to law enforcement as suspected domestic abuse. Provides that law enforcement shall follow up with a suspected victim of domestic abuse to determine whether the suspicious bruising is related to abuse and advise the suspected victim of his or her rights under the Act and other State law. Provides that the suspected victim shall decide whether charges may be brought against the domestic abuser. Provides that the court, after notice and a hearing, shall determine whether a person is a domestic abuser. Provides that a person found to be a domestic abuser is subject to immediate psychiatric evaluation and detainment until the psychiatric evaluation is completed. Provides that the court may order a domestic abuser to participate immediately in inpatient de-escalation skills training before the domestic abuser may return to the household. Makes a corresponding change in the Massage Licensing Act. Effective January 1, 2020.

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Mar 29, 2019


Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee

Mar 05, 2019


Assigned to Health Care Licenses Committee

Feb 15, 2019


Filed with the Clerk by Rep. Anne Stava-Murray


First Reading


Referred to Rules Committee

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