(410 ILCS 260/10)
Shaken Baby Prevention Program.
Subject to appropriation, the Director shall establish a statewide Shaken Baby Prevention Program to educate parents and primary caregivers about the dangers of shaken baby and to provide alternative techniques to venting anger and frustration. The program shall allow for voluntary participation and use multimedia educational vehicles, such as a video recording, to target the parents and primary caregivers of babies from birth through 3 years of age. Parents of newborns may choose to sign a participation form and fill out an evaluation form to record their participation in the program after viewing the multimedia educational materials. The Director, or the Director's designee, shall develop companion written materials, a program participation form, and an evaluation form. The Director shall designate and enter into contracts with experts, health care providers, and other State agencies to design and implement the program in all hospitals and child care facilities.
(Source: P.A. 94-228, eff. 1-1-06.)