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PUBLIC HEALTH
(410 ILCS 125/) Public Health Standing Orders Act,

410 ILCS 125/1

    (410 ILCS 125/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Public Health Standing Orders Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/5

    (410 ILCS 125/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. In this Act:
    "Health care personnel" means persons working within the scope of their licensure or training and experience with a public health clinic who provide medical services, including volunteers and staff not employed by the public health clinic.
    "Public health clinic" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (c) of Section 6-101 of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunities Act.
    "Public health standing orders physician" has the same meaning as provided in subsection (d) of Section 6-101 of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunities Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/10

    (410 ILCS 125/10)
    Sec. 10. Public health orders; standing physician protocols. Public health standing orders, also referred to as standing physician protocols, issued pursuant to this Act shall contain, at the minimum, the following elements:
        (1) the name of the public health clinic authorized
    
to provide the medical services;
        (2) the specific medical services authorized to be
    
provided;
        (3) any instructions on the training or experience of
    
health care personnel who are authorized to provide the specified health care services;
        (4) the effective date for the standing order; and
        (5) the name and signature of the public health
    
standing orders physician.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/15

    (410 ILCS 125/15)
    Sec. 15. Health care personnel; standing orders. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, health care personnel may provide medical services within a public health clinic in conformance with standing orders issued by a public health standing orders physician without prior establishment of a physician-patient relationship between the public health standing orders physician and the person receiving medical services.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/20

    (410 ILCS 125/20)
    Sec. 20. Health care personnel; qualifications. Health care personnel who provide medical services pursuant to a public health standing order shall:
        (1) be trained in the medical services to be
    
provided;
        (2) verify and document the applicability of the
    
public health standing orders to any individual;
        (3) complete accurate and legible entries in all
    
records required by federal and State law;
        (4) when applicable, document informed consent with
    
the patient or client; and
        (5) understand where and how to access and use
    
emergency devices, techniques, and services for adverse reactions.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/25

    (410 ILCS 125/25)
    Sec. 25. Physician delegation; hospitals.
    (a) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect or in any way limit physician delegation, including the use of standing orders or protocols for any person or group of persons without prior establishment of a physician-patient relationship between the physician and the person receiving medical services.
    (b) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to affect or in any way limit standing orders or protocols as implemented by hospitals licensed under the Illinois Hospital Licensing Act, hospital affiliates as defined by the Illinois Hospital Licensing Act, or hospitals licensed under the University of Illinois Hospital Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12.)

410 ILCS 125/90

    (410 ILCS 125/90)
    Sec. 90. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 97-589, eff. 1-1-12; text omitted.)