Bill Status of SB2296 100th General Assembly
Short Description: ADVANCE DIRECTIVES REGISTRY
Sen. Julie A. Morrison
Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Department of Public Health Powers and Duties Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois. Provides that the Department of Public Health shall establish a registry, to be known as the Advance Directives Registry, under which residents of the State may submit specified advance directive forms to the Department. Provides that information in the Registry shall be made available to hospitals licensed under the Hospital Licensing Act or organized under the University of Illinois Hospital Act. Provides that in the absence of gross negligence or willful misconduct, the Department and its employees are immune from any civil or criminal liability in connection with the creation and maintenance of the Registry. Provides that the Department shall adopt any rules necessary to implement these provisions and shall provide information regarding use of the Registry on its website. Provides that a person who knowingly submits a document to the Registry without authorization or assists in such submission shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Contains other provisions concerning the Registry.