(410 ILCS 50/3.1)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 5403.1)
(a) Any patient who is the subject of a research program or
an experimental procedure, as defined under the rules and regulations of
the Hospital Licensing Act, shall have, at a minimum, the right to receive
an explanation of the nature and possible consequences of such research or
experiment before the research or experiment is conducted, and to consent
to or reject it.
(b) No physician may conduct any research program or experimental
procedure on a patient without the prior informed consent of the patient
or, if the patient is unable to consent, the patient's guardian, spouse,
parent, or authorized agent.
(c) This Section shall not apply to any research program or medical
experimental procedure for patients subject to a life-threatening emergency
that is conducted in accordance with Part 50 of Title 21 of, and Part 46 of
Title 45 of, the Code of Federal Regulations.
(Source: P.A. 90-36, eff. 6-27-97.)