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HB2735 Enrolled                                LRB9102034DJcd

 1        AN ACT concerning atherosclerosis.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  1.  Short  title.   This Act may be cited as the
 5    Atherosclerosis Prevention Act.

 6        Section 5.  Program.  The  Department  of  Public  Health
 7    shall   establish   a   program   for   the   prevention   of
 8    atherosclerosis  and  the  reduction  of disability and death
 9    from the disease.  The program shall encourage and assist  in
10    the   development  of  research,  education,  and  preventive
11    services and activities under public and  voluntary  auspices
12    directed   toward   the   prevention   and   elimination   of
13    atherosclerosis.

14        Section  10.  Advisory committee.  The Director of Public
15    Health shall appoint an  Atherosclerosis  Advisory  Committee
16    consisting   of   11  members  to  establish  guidelines  and
17    standards for the implementation of this  Act.   Each  member
18    shall hold office for a term of 4 years after the date of his
19    or  her  appointment  and  until a successor is appointed and
20    qualified, except that the terms of the members first  taking
21    office   shall   expire,   as   designated  at  the  time  of
22    appointment, as follows: 2 at the end of the first year; 3 at
23    the end of the second year; 3 at the end of the  third  year;
24    and 3 at the end of the fourth year.  Any person appointed to
25    fill  a  vacancy  occurring before the expiration of the term
26    for which his or  her  predecessor  was  appointed  shall  be
27    appointed for the remainder of the term.  The Committee shall
28    meet  as frequently as it deems necessary,  but not less than
29    once each year.   The  Committee  members  shall  receive  no
30    compensation  but  shall  be  reimbursed  for actual expenses
HB2735 Enrolled             -2-                LRB9102034DJcd
 1    incurred in carrying out  their  duties  as  members  of  the
 2    Committee.

 3        Section  15.  Duties.   The  Department of Public Health,
 4    with the advice of the  Atherosclerosis  Advisory  Committee,
 5    shall do all of the following:
 6             (1)  Develop  standards  for determining eligibility
 7        for  support  of  research,  education,  and   prevention
 8        activities.
 9             (2)  Assist  in  the  development  and  expansion of
10        programs  for  research  in  the  causes  and  cures   of
11        atherosclerosis,   including   medical   procedures   and
12        techniques  that have a lifesaving effect in the care and
13        treatment of persons suffering from the disease.
14             (3)  Assist in expanding resources for research  and
15        medical care in the cardiovascular disease field.
16             (4)  Establish  or  cause to be established, through
17        its own resources or by contract or otherwise, with other
18        agencies or  institutions,  facilities  and  systems  for
19        early   detection   of  persons  with  heart  disease  or
20        conditions that might  lead  to  heart  disease  and  for
21        referral   to   those   persons'   physicians   or  other
22        appropriate resources for care.
23             (5)  Institute and  carry  on  educational  programs
24        among  physicians,  hospitals, public health departments,
25        and the public concerning atherosclerosis, including  the
26        dissemination   of  information  and  the  conducting  of
27        educational  programs  concerning   the   prevention   of
28        atherosclerosis   and   the  methods  for  the  care  and
29        treatment of persons suffering from the disease.

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