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20 ILCS 2310/2310-399.5
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-399.5)
Veterans' cancer program.
(a) The Department, subject to appropriation or other
available funding, shall conduct a program to promote awareness of cancer in veterans. The program may include, but
need not be limited to:
(1) Dissemination of information regarding the
incidence of cancer in veterans, the risk factors associated with cancer, and the benefits of early detection and treatment.
(2) Promotion of information and counseling about
(3) Establishment and promotion of referral services
Beginning January 1, 2018, the program must include the development and
dissemination, through print and broadcast media, of public service
announcements that publicize the importance of cancer screening for
(b) Subject to appropriation or other available funding,
the Veterans' Cancer Screening Program shall be
established in the Department of Public Health. The Program shall apply to the following persons and entities:
(1) uninsured and underinsured veterans; and
(2) non-profit organizations providing assistance to
persons described in paragraph (1).
An entity funded by the Program shall coordinate with other
local providers of cancer screening, diagnostic, follow-up,
education, and advocacy services for veterans to avoid duplication of effort. Any
entity funded by the Program shall comply with any applicable State
and federal standards regarding cancer screening.
Administrative costs of the Department shall not exceed 10%
of the funds allocated to the Program. Indirect costs of the
entities funded by this Program shall not exceed 12%. The
Department shall define "indirect costs" in accordance with
applicable State and federal law.
An entity funded by the Program shall collect data and
maintain records that are determined by the Department to be
necessary to facilitate the Department's ability to monitor and
evaluate the effectiveness of the entities and the Program.
Commencing with the Program's second year of operation, by January 1, 2019 and every January 1 thereafter, the
Department shall submit an annual report to the General Assembly and
the Governor. The report shall describe the activities
and effectiveness of the Program and shall include, but not be
limited to, the following types of information regarding those served
by the Program: (i) the number; and (ii) the ethnic, geographic, and age breakdown.
The Department or an entity funded by the Program shall
collect personal and medical information necessary to administer the
Program from an individual applying for services under the Program.
The information shall be confidential and shall not be disclosed
other than for purposes directly connected with the administration of
the Program or except as otherwise provided by law or pursuant to
prior written consent of the subject of the information.
The Department or any entity funded by the program may
disclose the confidential information to medical personnel and fiscal
intermediaries of the State to the extent necessary to administer
the Program, and to other State public health agencies or medical
researchers if the confidential information is necessary to carry out
the duties of those agencies or researchers in the investigation,
control, or surveillance of cancer.
The Department shall adopt rules to implement the Veterans' Cancer
Screening Program in accordance with the Illinois Administrative
(Source: P.A. 100-224, eff. 1-1-18