|Public Act 098-0340|
|SB1226 Enrolled||LRB098 04241 RPM 34266 b|
AN ACT concerning health.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
This Act may be referred to as the
Danny Stanton Act.
The Counties Code is amended by adding Section
3-3016.5 as follows:
(55 ILCS 5/3-3016.5 new)
Sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy
(a) All autopsies conducted in this State shall include an
inquiry to determine whether the death was a direct result of a
seizure or epilepsy. If the findings in an autopsy of a medical
examiner, examining physician, or coroner are consistent with
known or suspected sudden, unexpected death in epilepsy
(SUDEP), then the medical examiner, examining physician, or
(1) cause to be indicated on the death certificate that
SUDEP is the cause or suspected cause of death; and
(2) forward a copy of the death certificate to the
North American SUDEP Registry at the Langone Medical Center
at New York University within 30 days.