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PUBLIC HEALTH410 ILCS 223/1
(410 ILCS 223/) Newborn Eye Pathology Act.
(410 ILCS 223/10)
Newborn Eye Pathology Advisory Committee.
(a) By January 1, 2006, the Department of Public Health shall organize a Newborn Eye Pathology Advisory Committee and appoint members of the Advisory Committee, including, but not limited to, the following:
(1) Three ophthalmologists with backgrounds in or
knowledge of providing services to infants with retinoblastoma, one from the Chicago metropolitan area, one representing DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, and one from the southern counties of Illinois.
(2) A pediatric ophthalmologist who sees general
pediatric patients and is a designee of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus.
(3) An academic pediatrician with a background in or
knowledge of infant eye pathology.
(4) Three parents representing families with child
blindness or other ocular abnormalities affecting vision, one from the Chicago metropolitan area, one representing DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry, and Will counties, and one from the southern counties of Illinois.
(5) Two community pediatricians.
(6) A nurse with a background in or knowledge of the
current Department's program for instillation of eye drops to prevent conjunctivitis.
(7) A retinal specialist with research experience in
detecting the signs of treatable congenital eye disease.
(8) An optometrist with a background in or experience
with pupil dilation in infants and red reflex screening for intraocular pathology.
(b) The Advisory Committee members shall serve without compensation, but shall be reimbursed for necessary travel expenses incurred in the performance of their duties.
(c) The duties of the Advisory Committee shall be to do all of the following:
(1) Develop and conduct training for hospitals
implementing newborn eye pathology.
(2) Develop a referral system for early intervention
services for those infants diagnosed with a congenital abnormality of the eye.
(3) Develop educational and informational materials
for hospital personnel, health care professionals, and parents on appropriate follow-up procedures for infants diagnosed with a congenital abnormality of the eye.
(4) Monitor any reports made available to the State
with respect to the eye pathology status of all newborns.
(Source: P.A. 94-631, eff. 8-19-05.)