(30 ILCS 785/5)
In this Act:
"Grantee" means any qualified public, private, or not-for-profit agency or
individual, including, but not limited to, a college, university, hospital,
research institution, local health department, voluntary health agency, health
organization, corporation, student, fellow, or entrepreneur, conducting
using State funds. A grantee may also be a corporation that is headquartered in
and that conducts research using State funds.
"Minority group" means a group that is a readily identifiable subset of the U.S. population that is distinguished by racial, ethnic, or cultural heritage and that is made up of persons who are any of the following:
(1) American Indian or Alaska Native (a person having
origins in any of the original peoples of North and South America, including Central America, and who maintains tribal affiliation or community attachment).
(2) Asian (a person having origins in any of the
original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian subcontinent, including, but not limited to, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippine Islands, Thailand, and Vietnam).
(3) Black or African American (a person having
origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa). Terms such as "Haitian" or "Negro" can be used in addition to "Black or African American".
(4) Hispanic or Latino (a person of Cuban, Mexican,
Puerto Rican, South or Central American, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race).
(5) Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander (a
person having origins in any of the original peoples of Hawaii, Guam, Samoa, or other Pacific Islands).
"Project of clinical research" includes a clinical trial.
(Source: P.A. 97-396, eff. 1-1-12.)
(30 ILCS 785/10)
Inclusion of women and minorities.
Except as provided in Section
or 30, in conducting or supporting a project of clinical research, a grantee
must do all of
(1) Ensure that women, including, but not limited to,
women over the age of 40 years, are included as subjects in each research project.
(2) Ensure that members of minority groups are
included as subjects in each research project.
(3) Conduct or support outreach programs for the
recruitment of women and members of minority groups as subjects in projects of clinical research.
(4) Comply with the National Institutes of Health
Guidelines on the Inclusion of Women and Minorities in Clinical Research.
(Source: P.A. 93-514, eff. 1-1-04; 93-787, eff. 1-1-05.)