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20 ILCS 2310/2310-425
(20 ILCS 2310/2310-425)
(was 20 ILCS 2310/55.66)
Health care summary for women.
(a) From funds made available from the General Assembly for this
the Department shall publish in plain language, in both an
English and a Spanish version, a pamphlet providing information regarding
health care for women which shall include the following:
(1) A summary of the various medical conditions,
including cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, or other similar diseases or conditions widely affecting women's reproductive health, that may require a hysterectomy or other treatment.
(2) A summary of the recommended schedule and
indications for physical examinations, including "pap smears" or other tests designed to detect medical conditions of the uterus and other reproductive organs.
(3) A summary of the widely accepted medical
treatments, including viable alternatives, that may be prescribed for the medical conditions specified in paragraph (1).
(b) In developing the summary the Department shall consult with the
Illinois State Medical Society, Illinois Society of Advanced Practice Nurses, the Illinois Academy of Physician Assistants, and consumer groups. The summary shall be
updated by the Department every 2 years.
(c) The Department shall distribute the summary to hospitals, public
health centers, and health care professionals who are likely to treat medical conditions
described in paragraph (1) of subsection (a). Those hospitals, public
health centers, and physicians shall make the summaries available to the
public. The Department shall also distribute the summaries to any person,
organization, or other interested parties upon request. The summary may be
duplicated by any person provided the copies are identical to the
summary prepared by the Department.
(d) The summary shall display on the inside of its cover, printed in
capital letters and bold face type, the following paragraph:
"The information contained in this brochure is only for the purpose of
assisting you, the patient, in understanding the medical information and
advice offered by your health care professional. This brochure cannot serve as a
substitute for the sound professional advice of your health care professional. The
availability of this brochure or the information contained within is not
intended to alter, in any way, the existing health care professional-patient relationship,
nor the existing professional obligations of your health care professional in the delivery
of medical services to you, the patient."
(Source: P.A. 99-581, eff. 1-1-17