(20 ILCS 2310/2310-350)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.70)
Penny Severns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
From funds appropriated from the Penny Severns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancer
Research Fund, the Department shall award grants to eligible physicians,
hospitals, laboratories, education institutions, and other organizations and
persons to enable organizations and persons to conduct research. Disbursements from the Penny Severns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian Cancer Research Fund for the purpose of ovarian cancer research shall be subject to appropriations. For the
purposes of this Section, "research" includes, but is not limited to,
expenditures to develop and advance the understanding, techniques, and
modalities effective in early detection, prevention, cure, screening, and
treatment of breast, cervical, and ovarian cancer and may include clinical trials.
Moneys received for the purposes of this Section, including but not
limited to income tax checkoff receipts and gifts, grants, and awards from
private foundations, nonprofit organizations, other governmental entities,
and persons shall be deposited into the Penny Severns Breast, Cervical, and Ovarian
Cancer Research Fund, which is hereby created as a special fund in the State
The Department shall create an advisory committee with members from, but not
limited to, the Illinois Chapter of the American Cancer Society, Y-Me, the
Susan G. Komen Foundation, and the State Board of Health for the purpose of
awarding research grants under this Section. Members of the advisory committee
shall not be eligible for any financial compensation or reimbursement.
(Source: P.A. 94-119, eff. 1-1-06.)