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Public Act 098-0716


 

Public Act 0716 98TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY

  
  
  

 


 
Public Act 098-0716
 
HB4262 EnrolledLRB098 13553 NHT 48078 b

    AN ACT concerning education.
 
    Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,
represented in the General Assembly:
 
    Section 5. The School Code is amended by changing Section
24-5 as follows:
 
    (105 ILCS 5/24-5)  (from Ch. 122, par. 24-5)
    Sec. 24-5. Physical fitness and professional growth.
    (a) In this Section, "employee" means any employee of a
school district, a student teacher, an employee of a contractor
that provides services to students or in schools, or any other
individual subject to the requirements of Section 10-21.9 or
34-18.5 of this Code.
    (b) School boards shall require of new employees evidence
of physical fitness to perform duties assigned and freedom from
communicable disease, including tuberculosis. Such evidence
shall consist of a physical examination and a tuberculin skin
test and, if appropriate, an x-ray, made by a physician
licensed in Illinois or any other state to practice medicine
and surgery in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who
has a written collaborative agreement with a collaborating
physician that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to
perform health examinations, or a physician assistant who has
been delegated the authority to perform health examinations by
his or her supervising physician not more than 90 days
preceding time of presentation to the board, and the cost of
such examination shall rest with the employee. A new or
existing employee may be subject to additional health
examinations, including screening for tuberculosis, as
required by rules adopted by the Department of Public Health or
by order of a local public health official. The board may from
time to time require an examination of any employee by a
physician licensed in Illinois to practice medicine and surgery
in all its branches, an advanced practice nurse who has a
written collaborative agreement with a collaborating physician
that authorizes the advanced practice nurse to perform health
examinations, or a physician assistant who has been delegated
the authority to perform health examinations by his or her
supervising physician and shall pay the expenses thereof from
school funds.
    (c) School boards may require teachers in their employ to
furnish from time to time evidence of continued professional
growth.
(Source: P.A. 94-350, eff. 7-28-05.)
 
    Section 99. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon
becoming law.

Effective Date: 7/16/2014