(20 ILCS 2305/7)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 22.05)
The Illinois Department of Public Health shall adopt rules
requiring that upon death of a person who had or is suspected of having an
infectious or communicable disease that could be transmitted through
contact with the person's body or bodily fluids, the body shall be labeled
"Infection Hazard", or with an equivalent term to inform persons having
subsequent contact with the body, including any funeral director or
embalmer, to take suitable precautions. Such rules shall require that the
label shall be prominently displayed on and affixed to the outer wrapping
or covering of the body if the body is wrapped or covered in any manner.
Responsibility for such labeling shall lie with the attending physician, advanced practice registered nurse, or physician assistant who
certifies death, or if the death occurs in a health care facility, with
such staff member as may be designated by the administrator of the facility. The Department may adopt rules providing for the safe disposal of human remains. To the extent feasible without endangering the public's health, the Department shall respect and accommodate the religious beliefs of individuals in implementing this Section.
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18