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(410 ILCS 425/) High Blood Pressure Control Act. (Repealed by P.A. 98-692)

410 ILCS 425/1

    (410 ILCS 425/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2601)
    Sec. 1. This Act may be cited as the High Blood Pressure Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-1475.)

410 ILCS 425/2

    (410 ILCS 425/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2602)
    Sec. 2. It is hereby declared to be the policy of the State of Illinois to support programs to control high blood pressure. High blood pressure, a major public health problem in the State of Illinois, afflicts 1,000,000 Illinoisans many of whom are unaware of the presence of the disease, and is a major cause or contributor to sickness, disability and death from heart disease, kidney disease, and strokes. Although medical science is able to treat and control elevated blood pressure, significant numbers afflicted with this disorder are not benefiting fully from such treatment. The State of Illinois is committed to the establishment of programs to reduce the risk of its citizens of uncontrolled high blood pressure. Such programs shall include (a) education about the seriousness of high blood pressure; (b) aid in detecting people with high blood pressure and (c) support to effective long-term treatment programs.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/3

    (410 ILCS 425/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2603)
    Sec. 3. As used in this Act,
    (a) "Director" means the Director of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
    (b) "Department" means the Department of Public Health of the State of Illinois.
    (c) "High Blood Pressure Registry" means a state or private facility which maintains a medical information system about eligible patients, which may be computerized, designed to aid physicians and other health care professionals in improving the long-term care of eligible patients.
    (d) "Eligible patient" means any person with confirmed high blood pressure who consents to have his physician enter his pertinent medical records into the high blood pressure registry.
(Source: P.A. 82-216.)

410 ILCS 425/4

    (410 ILCS 425/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2604)
    Sec. 4. (a) By December 31, 1977, the Department shall establish a system of coordinated regional high blood pressure registries throughout the State.
    (b) The Director shall promulgate such regulations for the establishment and operation of the high blood pressure registries as may be necessary to administer the registries including regulations to insure the confidentiality of medical data of eligible patients.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/5

    (410 ILCS 425/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2605)
    Sec. 5. Any person with confirmed high blood pressure whose physician suggests that such person become an eligible patient may be entered into the registry by the physician, provided the patient has given written consent.
    (a) The patient shall be informed that the purpose of the registry is to monitor the course of the patient's blood pressure treatment and response, and thereby to help identify methods to control high blood pressure.
    (b) The registry shall be able to supply the registries' physicians with systematic periodic information on patient records of appointment keeping, blood pressure levels, and other elements which contribute to effective follow-up and management of hypertension.
    (c) The patient, or the patient's physician with the patient's agreement, may withdraw the patient from participation at any time.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/6

    (410 ILCS 425/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2606)
    Sec. 6. All information furnished to the Department shall remain confidential and shall be used only for such purposes for the furtherance of this Act. No physician who in good faith provides information to the Department in connection with the high blood pressure registry shall be liable for civil damages in connection therewith.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/7

    (410 ILCS 425/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2607)
    Sec. 7. The Department shall encourage and institute educational programs among physicians, hospitals, public health departments, educational institutions and the general public about high blood pressure and its control.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/8

    (410 ILCS 425/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2608)
    Sec. 8. The Department shall institute programs to achieve high quality efforts to detect and monitor high blood pressure, including the training of personnel in the taking of standardized blood pressure measurements and the development of necessary referral criteria and procedures to facilitate the obtaining of evaluation and needed care for individuals suspected of having high blood pressure.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/9

    (410 ILCS 425/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2609)
    Sec. 9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 83-1538. Repealed by P.A. 91-798, eff. 7-9-00.)

410 ILCS 425/10

    (410 ILCS 425/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2610)
    Sec. 10. The Director shall, within 2 years after the effective date of this Act, advise the General Assembly as to the status of high blood pressure control programs in the State of Illinois including the estimated impact of such programs on morbidity and mortality and also provide to the General Assembly any recommendations, as may be necessary, to improve high blood pressure control programs in the State. Included in this report shall be an estimate of the extent to which the cost of medication is a barrier. Every two years thereafter, the Director shall make such reports to the General Assembly as may be deemed necessary.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)

410 ILCS 425/11

    (410 ILCS 425/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 2611)
    Sec. 11. "The Illinois Administrative Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-743.)