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91_SB1434enr SB1434 Enrolled LRB9109632ACtm 1 AN ACT concerning dementia-related health care. 2 Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, 3 represented in the General Assembly: 4 Section 5. The Department of Public Health Act is 5 amended by adding Section 5.5 as follows: 6 (20 ILCS 2305/5.5 new) 7 Sec. 5.5. Specialized training for dementia-related 8 diseases. The Department, in cooperation with the Department 9 on Aging or any other appropriate federal, State, or local 10 agency, shall develop specialized training and experience 11 criteria for persons who provide health or home care to 12 victims of Alzheimer's disease or other dementia-related 13 disorders, including but not limited to cognitive and motor 14 skill disorders, stroke and related complications, 15 Huntington's disease, Pick's disease, Parkinson dementia 16 complex, and senility. In addition, the Department shall 17 study the effectiveness of certifying, through the Department 18 or an appropriate private certifying body, persons who 19 provide health or home care to victims of Alzheimer's disease 20 or other dementia-related disorders according to the criteria 21 developed under this Section. The Department shall develop 22 the criteria and present its findings and recommendations to 23 the Governor and the General Assembly on or before March 1, 24 2001.
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