Public Act 093-0143
Public Act 93-0143 of the 93rd General Assembly
Public Act 93-0143
HB1843 Enrolled LRB093 04947 MBS 05006 b
AN ACT in relation to health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
Section 5. The Hospital Licensing Act is amended by
adding Section 6.21 as follows:
(210 ILCS 85/6.21 new)
Sec. 6.21. Umbilical cord blood donation.
(a) All licensed hospitals shall offer a pregnant
patient the option to donate, to a publicly accessible
certified cord blood bank, blood extracted from the umbilical
cord following the delivery of a newborn child if the
donation can be made at no expense to the patient or hospital
for collection or storage.
(b) Nothing in this Section obligates a hospital to
collect umbilical cord blood if, in the professional judgment
of a physician licensed to practice medicine in all its
branches or a nurse, the collection would threaten the health
of the mother or child.
(c) Nothing in this Section imposes a requirement upon
any hospital employee, physician, nurse, or hospital that is
directly affiliated with a bona fide religious denomination
that includes as an integral part of its beliefs and
practices the tenet that blood transfer is contrary to the
moral principles the denomination considers to be an
essential part of its beliefs.
Effective Date: 01/01/04