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(20 ILCS 2310/2310-643)
Illinois State Diabetes Commission.
(a) Commission established. The Illinois State Diabetes Commission is established within the Department of Public Health. The Commission shall consist of members that are residents of this State and shall include an Executive Committee appointed by the Director. The members of the Commission shall be appointed by the Director as follows:
(1) The Director or the Director's designee, who
shall serve as chairperson of the Commission.
(2) Physicians who are board certified in
endocrinology, with at least one physician with expertise and experience in the treatment of childhood diabetes and at least one physician with expertise and experience in the treatment of adult onset diabetes.
(3) Health care professionals with expertise and
experience in the prevention, treatment, and control of diabetes.
(4) Representatives of organizations or groups that
advocate on behalf of persons suffering from diabetes.
(5) Representatives of voluntary health organizations
or advocacy groups with an interest in the prevention, treatment, and control of diabetes.
(6) Members of the public who have been diagnosed
The Director may appoint additional members deemed necessary and appropriate by the Director.
Members of the Commission shall be appointed by June 1, 2010. A member shall continue to serve
until his or her successor is duly appointed and qualified.
(b) Meetings. Meetings shall be held 3 times per year or at the call of the Commission chairperson.
(c) Reimbursement. Members shall serve without compensation but shall, subject to appropriation,
be reimbursed for reasonable and necessary expenses actually incurred in the performance
of the member's official duties.
(d) Department support. The Department shall
provide administrative support and current staff as necessary for the effective operation
of the Commission.
(e) Duties. The Commission shall perform all of the following duties:
(1) Hold public hearings to gather information from
the general public on issues pertaining to the prevention, treatment, and control of diabetes.
(2) Develop a strategy for the prevention, treatment,
and control of diabetes in this State.
(3) Examine the needs of adults, children, racial and
ethnic minorities, and medically underserved populations who have diabetes.
(4) Prepare and make available an annual report on
the activities of the Commission to the Director, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, the President of the Senate, the Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Governor by June 30 of each year, beginning on June 30, 2011.
(f) Funding. The Department may accept on behalf of the
Commission any federal funds or gifts and donations from individuals, private organizations,
and foundations and any other funds that may become available.
(g) Rules. The Director may adopt rules to implement and administer this Section.
(h) Report. By January 10, 2015 and January 10 of each odd-numbered year thereafter, the Commission shall submit a report to the General Assembly containing the following:
(1) the financial impact and reach that diabetes of
all types is having on the State and the Department; this assessment shall include the number of people with diabetes impacted in this State or covered by the State Medicaid program, the number of people with diabetes and family members impacted by prevention and diabetes control programs implemented by the Department, the financial toll or impact diabetes and its complications places on the Department's diabetes program, and the financial toll or impact diabetes and its complications places on the diabetes program in comparison to other chronic diseases and conditions;
(2) an assessment of the benefits of implemented
programs and activities aimed at controlling diabetes and preventing the disease; this assessment shall also document the amount and source for any funding directed to the Department from the General Assembly for programs and activities aimed at reaching those with diabetes;
(3) a description of the level of coordination that
exists between the Department and other entities on activities, programs, and messaging on managing, treating, or preventing all forms of diabetes and its complications;
(4) the development or revision of a detailed action
plan for battling diabetes with a range of actionable items for consideration by the General Assembly; the plan shall identify proposed action steps to reduce the impact of diabetes, pre-diabetes, and related diabetes complications; the plan shall also identify expected outcomes of the action steps proposed for the 2 years following the submission of the report while also establishing benchmarks for controlling and preventing relevant forms of diabetes; and
(5) the development of a detailed budget blueprint
identifying needs, costs, and resources required to implement the plan identified in item (4) of this subsection (h); this blueprint shall include a budget range for all options presented in the plan identified in item (4) of this subsection (h) for consideration by the General Assembly.
The Department of Healthcare and Family Services shall provide cooperation to the Department of Public Health to facilitate the implementation of this subsection (h).
(Source: P.A. 98-97, eff. 1-1-14.)