(20 ILCS 2313/5)
Children's Environmental Health Officer.
Subject to specific appropriations for this purpose, the Illinois Department of Public Health shall create and maintain within the Office of Health Protection the Children's Environmental Health Officer. The Officer shall:
(1) serve as the chief advisor to the Director of
Public Health on matters within the jurisdiction of the Department relating to environmental health and environmental protection concerning children;
(2) assist the boards, departments, and other offices
within the Department in assessing the effectiveness of statutes, rules, and programs designed to protect children from environmental hazards;
(3) coordinate, within the Department and with other
State agencies, especially the Environmental Protection Agency, regulatory efforts, research and data collection, and other programs and services that impact the environmental health of children, and coordinate with appropriate federal agencies conducting related regulatory efforts and research and data collection; and
(4) lead and coordinate these efforts among the
various Department Offices and programs, as well as among other State agencies.
(Source: P.A. 94-467, eff. 1-1-06.)