(210 ILCS 85/11.7)
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) Education.
(a) A hospital shall provide, free of charge, information
and instructional materials regarding sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), explaining the medical effects upon infants and young children and emphasizing measures that may reduce the risk. The materials shall include information concerning safe sleep environments developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics or a statewide or nationally recognized SIDS or medical association.
(b) The information and materials described in subsection (a)
shall be provided to parents or legal guardians of each newborn, upon
discharge from the hospital. Prior to discharge, a nurse or appropriate staff person shall review the proffered materials with the infant's parents or legal guardian and shall discuss best practices to reduce the incidence of SIDS as recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
(c) Nothing in this Section prohibits a hospital from
obtaining free and suitable information from a public or
(Source: P.A. 99-48, eff. 7-15-15.)