|Public Act 095-0312
||LRB095 07649 DRJ 30774 b
AN ACT concerning regulation.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be cited as the
Screening and Reporting Act.
MRSA control program.
In order to improve the
prevention of hospital-associated bloodstream infections due
to methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ("MRSA"), every
hospital shall establish an MRSA control program that requires:
(1) Identification of all MRSA-colonized patients in
all intensive care units, and other at-risk patients
identified by the hospital, through active surveillance
(2) Isolation of identified MRSA-colonized or
MRSA-infected patients in an appropriate manner.
(3) Monitoring and strict enforcement of hand hygiene
(4) Maintenance of records and reporting of cases under
Section 10 of this Act.
Reporting by Department of Public Health.
(a) After October 1, 2007, the Department of Public Health
shall compile aggregate data for all hospitals on the total