(210 ILCS 85/6.14g)
Reports to the Department; opioid overdoses.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Overdose" has the same meaning as provided in Section 414 of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
"Health care professional" includes a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its branches, a physician assistant, or an advanced practice registered nurse licensed in the State.
(b) When treatment is provided in a hospital's emergency department, a health care professional who treats a drug overdose or hospital administrator or designee shall report the case to the Department of Public Health within 48 hours of providing treatment for the drug overdose or at such time the drug overdose is confirmed. The Department shall by rule create a form for this purpose which requires the following information, if known: (1) whether an opioid antagonist was administered; (2) the cause of the overdose; and (3) the demographic information of the person treated. The Department shall create the form with input from the statewide association representing a majority of hospitals in Illinois. The person completing the form may not disclose the name, address, or any other personal information of the individual experiencing the overdose.
(c) The identity of the person and entity reporting under this subsection shall not be disclosed to the subject of the report. For the purposes of this subsection, the health care professional, hospital administrator, or designee making the report and his or her employer shall not be held criminally, civilly, or professionally liable for reporting under this subsection, except for willful or wanton misconduct.
(d) The Department shall provide a semiannual report to the General Assembly summarizing the reports received. The Department shall also provide on its website a monthly report of drug overdose figures. The figures shall be organized by the overdose location, the age of the victim, the cause of the overdose, and any other factors the Department deems appropriate.
(Source: P.A. 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 100-513, eff. 1-1-18