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(410 ILCS 10/) Choke-Saving Methods Act.

410 ILCS 10/1

    (410 ILCS 10/1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 601)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Choke-Saving Methods Act".
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/2

    (410 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 602)
    Sec. 2. As used in this Act, "food-service establishment" means any fixed or mobile establishment serving food to the public for consumption on the premises. The term does not include establishments operated on a temporary basis by charitable or non-profit organizations.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/3

    (410 ILCS 10/3) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 603)
    Sec. 3. The Department of Public Health shall determine methods which may be used safely and effectively in an emergency by laymen to remove food lodged in a person's throat and shall by regulation publish approved methods. Such methods shall be limited to first-aid procedures and shall include techniques to be employed without the use of instruments or devices.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/3.1

    (410 ILCS 10/3.1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 603.1)
    Sec. 3.1. The Department of Public Health shall design and distribute to food service establishments without charge placards containing instructions for applying the methods approved pursuant to Section 3. The placards shall be of a size and design suitable for posting in food service establishments and the instructions shall to the extent practicable be expressed in words and illustrations which are not offensive to restaurant patrons.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/3.2

    (410 ILCS 10/3.2) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 603.2)
    Sec. 3.2. The Department of Public Health shall develop and publish guidelines for training programs that may be used on a voluntary basis by food service establishments to train employees in the first-aid procedures approved pursuant to Section 3.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/4

    (410 ILCS 10/4) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 604)
    Sec. 4. Each food-service establishment in this State shall have posted in a conspicuous location that is visible to patrons and employees on the premises, but which location need not be in the actual dining areas, instructions concerning at least one method of first aid assistance to choking persons. The instructions shall cover a method which has been determined safe and effective by the Department of Public Health for employment by laymen without the use of instruments or devices.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/5

    (410 ILCS 10/5) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 605)
    Sec. 5. Liability for acts of omissions. Exemption from civil liability for emergency assistance is as provided in the Good Samaritan Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-607, eff. 1-1-97.)

410 ILCS 10/5.1

    (410 ILCS 10/5.1) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 605.1)
    Sec. 5.1. The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act is hereby expressly adopted and incorporated herein as if all of the provisions of such Act were included in this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)

410 ILCS 10/6

    (410 ILCS 10/6) (from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 606)
    Sec. 6. Any person who violates Section 4 of this Act is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined $500.
    This Section shall not take effect until 6 months after the effective date of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-448.)