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Full Text of HB1663  97th General Assembly




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1    AN ACT concerning public health.
2    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
3represented in the General Assembly:
4    Section 5. The Developmental Disability Prevention Act is
5amended by changing Section 3 as follows:
6    (410 ILCS 250/3)  (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2103)
7    Sec. 3. By January 1, 1974, the Department, in conjunction
8with its appropriate advisory planning committee, shall
9develop standards for all levels of hospital perinatal care to
10include regional perinatal centers. Such standards shall
11recognize and correlate with the Hospital Licensing Act
12approved July 1, 1953, as amended, and shall conform to the
13most current edition of the American Academy of Pediatrics and
14the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists'
15Guidelines for Perinatal Care. The standards shall assure that:
16    (a) facilities are equipped and prepared to stabilize
17infants prior to transport;
18    (b) coordination exists between general maternity care and
19perinatal centers;
20    (c) unexpected complications during delivery can be
21properly managed;
22    (d) all high risk pregnancies and childbirths are reviewed
23at each hospital or maternity center to determine if such



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1children are born with a handicapping condition or
2developmental disability that threatens life or development;
3    (e) procedures are implemented to identify and report to
4the Department all births of children with handicapping
5conditions or developmental disabilities that threaten life or
7    (f) children identified as having a handicapping condition
8or developmental disability that threatens life or development
9are promptly evaluated in consultation with designated
10regional perinatal centers and referred, when appropriate, to
11such centers, or to other medical specialty services, as
12approved by the Department and in accordance with the level of
13perinatal care authorized for each hospital or maternity care
14center for the proper management and treatment of such
15condition or disability;
16    (g) hospital or maternity centers conduct postnatal
17reviews of all perinatal deaths as well as reviews of the
18births of children born with handicapping conditions or
19developmental disabilities that threaten life or development,
20utilizing criteria of case selection developed by such
21hospitals or maternity centers, or the appropriate medical
22staff committees thereof, in order to determine the
23appropriateness of diagnosis and treatment and the adequacy of
24procedures to prevent such disabilities or the loss of life;
25    (h) high risk mothers and their spouses are provided
26information, referral and counseling services to ensure



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1informed consent to the treatment of children born with
2handicapping conditions or developmental disabilities;
3    (i) parents and families are provided information,
4referral and counseling services to assist in obtaining
5habilitation, rehabilitation and special education services
6for children born with handicapping conditions or
7developmental disabilities, so that such children have an
8opportunity to realize full potential. Such standards shall
9include, but not be limited to, the establishment of procedures
10for notification of the appropriate State and local educational
11service agencies regarding children who may require evaluation
12and assessment under such agencies;
13    (j) consultation when indicated is provided for and
14available. Perinatal centers shall provide care for the high
15risk expectant mother who may deliver a distressed or disabled
16infant. Such centers shall also provide intensive care to the
17high risk newborn whose life or physical well-being is in
18jeopardy. Standards shall include the availability of: 1
19trained personnel; 2 trained neonatal nursing staff; 3 x-ray
20and laboratory equipment available on a 24-hour basis; 4 infant
21monitoring equipment; 5 transportation of mothers and/or
22infants; 6 genetic services; 7 surgical and cardiology
23consultation; and 8 other support services as may be required.
24    The standards under this Section shall be established by
25rules and regulations of the Department. Such standards shall
26be deemed sufficient for the purposes of this Act if they



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1require the perinatal care facilities to submit plans or enter
2into agreements with the Department which adequately address
3the requirements of paragraphs (a) through (j) above.
4(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)