(20 ILCS 2310/2310-430)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.69)
Women's health issues.
(a) The Department shall designate a member of its staff to handle women's
health issues not currently or adequately addressed by the Department.
(b) The staff person's duties shall include, without limitation:
(1) Assisting in the assessment of the health needs
(2) Recommending treatment methods and programs that
are sensitive and relevant to the unique characteristics of women.
(3) Promoting awareness of women's health concerns
and encouraging, promoting, and aiding in the establishment of women's services.
(4) Providing adequate and effective opportunities
for women to express their views on Departmental policy development and program implementation.
(5) Providing information to the members of the
public, patients, and health care providers regarding women's gynecological cancers, including but not limited to the signs and symptoms, risk factors, the benefits of early detection through appropriate diagnostic testing, and treatment options.
(6) Publishing the health care summary required under
Section 2310-425 of this Act.
(c) The information provided under item (5) of subsection (b) of this
Section may include, but is not limited to, the following:
(1) Educational and informational materials in print,
audio, video, electronic, or other media.
(2) Public service announcements and advertisements.
(3) The health care summary required under Section
The Department may develop or contract with others to develop, as the
Director deems appropriate, the materials described in this subsection (c)
or may survey available publications from, among other sources, the National
Cancer Institute and the American Cancer Society. The staff person designated
under this Section shall collect the materials, formulate a distribution plan,
and disseminate the materials according to the plan. These materials shall be
made available to the public free of charge.
In exercising its powers under this subsection (c), the Department shall
consult with appropriate health care professionals and providers, patients,
and organizations representing health care professionals and providers and
(Source: P.A. 91-106, eff. 1-1-00; 91-239, eff. 1-1-00; 92-16, eff.